Beyond the White Picket Fence

Beyond the White Picket Fence

Recently, at our Mandarin lessons, I recited a line to our teacher as part of the homework. I was trying to say the word for panda (xiongmao) but made a mistake with the tone. My teacher seemed confused, even though I thought I had nailed it. I told her I was talking about a panda. She laughed, and said . . .

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