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Is there a bank nearby?

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Once you arrive in China, you might need to go to a bank. Before you ask someone for directions, learn daily Mandarin phrases such as excuse me, thanks, bank, which and where.

Sara says
"最好" in this lesson means have to. I have learned "最" means the most, 好 is good. Does "最好" also mean "the best?"
March 4, 2011 Reply
Wuping Lu says
it means "had better"
March 6, 2011 Reply
rain says
How do you use the Mandarin phrases “不客气” and “别客气”differently? Or are they the same? 
August 24, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to rain
Yes, they are the same. . You can use either one when saying, "You're welcome."
August 24, 2011 Reply
rain in reply to Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher)
Hi, Helen, thanks for answering my question. I've got another question. How does the Mandarin phrase “可以” differ from “可能”? 
August 24, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to rain
I am very glad to know that my answer was helpful. In Chinese, Both  “可以(kěyǐ)” and “可能(kěnéng)” are auxiliary Mandarin phrases. The Mandarin phrase “可以” means “can/able” while “可能” indicates a possibility.
For example: 
A: 明天你可以来打球?(Míngtiān nǐ kěyǐ lái dǎqiú ma?) 
    Can you come to play ball tomorrow?
B: 我可能去不了。(Wǒ kěnéng qù bù liǎo le.)
    I probably can’t go. 
August 24, 2011 Reply
windy.lee says
I hope people are paying you well for doing these videos. You're awesome. I'm learning so much : )
October 27, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to windy.lee
Thanks for your support. We will continue to do better. 
October 28, 2011 Reply
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