Jan 092012
Cola, congee, and tofu skin?

You might have noticed the example sentence used throughout the last post: zuótiān wǒ bāng nǚ’ér qù yī jiā chāoshì mǎi kělè, xīfàn, dòupí. If you were wondering how I came up with it, the answer is that I didn’t. I found it on the very useful site: pinyin.info. It was the result of an effort to come up with a pinyin equivalent to “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog,” i.e. a sentence using all the letters of the writing system. Incidentally, the hanzi for this would be: 昨天我帮女儿去一家超市买可乐、稀饭、豆皮。