Through many countries and over many seas I have come, dear brother, to this futuristic society in which you live, only to find myself astonished and humbled by its paradoxical embrace of social monitoring tools which seem to assure social order, yet also remain respectful of individual privacy and democratic rights. But alas! What is that pale cry? From whence comes that demonic shriek which fills the air with groans of woe, and strikes my soul with fear?

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September 20, 2014
I don't have money for upgrade! Thanks!
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October 19, 2014
lol me too =(
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October 30, 2014
ahh I finally know what the "yi si shi" I hear all the time is about!
 said on
April 5, 2016
The vocab says: 不 Shenme not particle.

(it can also pop up in the review)

Just letting you now :)

Anyway thanks for the great website and great lessons!
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April 7, 2016
@popupchinese: it is still not fixed.
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February 12, 2018
I want to know the context behind the recording! Where would such a conversation take place? Is the guy joking around a bit when he says that the alarm means that the area is even more safe now? I laughed at how worried the girl sounded, but if I were in her shoes I think I would be concerned as well!
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February 12, 2020
poster from 2016 is correct - vocal and flashcards have 不 pinyin as shenme instead of bu :)