For the most part, the Changchun Friends website is not very active and has been superseded by the Tencent "Wechat" app by the local expat community. This website is maintained sporadically, people may still join and membership is still open, but if you are a spammer, stay away. The archived information here is still useful, but some may be out of date. There are plans to make it more useful for static information in the future. If anyone needs information about Changchun or China, you may post a message and it probably will get a response but not immediately.

Changchun Friends

a great way to get involved

One Chinese Sentence Everyday (13)

Zhàn yě bú shì, zuò yě bú shì.
Feel fidgeted; not to know what to do. 




This expression literally means someone doesn't know whether to sit or to stand; 

whatever he does, he would feel uncomfortable. It can also be used to express that 

someone feels embarrassed, uneasy, and doesn't know what to do.



     Jiă: Tīnɡshuō nǐ shòushānɡ le? Méishì bɑ?
      A: I heard that you were hurt. Are you all right?

     Yǐ: Bié tí le, yāo niǔ le yíxià, xiànzài zhàn yě bú shì, zuò yě bú shì.
      B: Don't mention it. I sprained my waist, and now I feel uncomfortable no matter 

        sitting or standing.


      Jiă:  Nǐ ɡānɡcái zài wǒ fùmǔ miànqián zěnme yí jù huà dōu bù shuō?
      A:  Why didn't you say something just now in front of my parents?

      Yǐ:  Wǒ yí kànjiàn tāmen jiù juéde zhàn yě bú shì, zuò yě bú shì, bù zhīdào ɡāi shuō shénme.
       B:  As soon as I saw them, I felt extremely nervous and didn't know what to say.


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