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Hi and thanks for answering this. My friend sent me a letter, and at the end he wrote "Qo Zhng Lo" before he wrote his name to end the letter. I might have some of the accents a little off, but I was wondering what it meant. I can usually figure it out, but I am having a little bit of trouble with this one. Thank you so much.

Thanks for your question.

Unfortunately, there's no such phrase in Mandarin Chinese as you posted in your question. And "Qo" is illegal syllable in Mandarin Chinese phonology system.(Consonants like "j", "q" and "x" cannot be combined with "u" or "" in Mandarin). So I suggest you checking your letter again and just seeing what it was presented.

Generally, the formats or phrases being used at the end of letters/e-mails are kinda flexible, but Chinese native speakers often use nouns which reflect the relationship with the addressee. For example, if I was your friend, and I wrote a letter to you, I might write "友/Colin" ("友" means "friend") and date as the last words of this letter. Of course, you can use some polite and conventional remarks such as "盼望早日回信"(Hope hearing from you as soon as possible), "万望示复" (literally speaking, esp. in letters which subordinate writes to his superior, means "Please reply my letter with many expectations") etc.

In addition, if your Chinese friend wrote you with Chinese characters, you can paste the characters of "Qo Zhng Lo" and send to me, perhaps in that way, I can offer you more practical information for you.

It's my first answer in AE, and I hope it can do you a favor. Thank you.


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Colin Chi


Chinese language, Chinese culture, Teaching Chinese as a foreign/second language


I'm now a junior undergraduate majored in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, BLCU (Beijing Language and Culture University), and have been trained specifically on certain fields, including General Linguistics, SLA (Second Language Acquisition) techniques, and Ancient/Modern Chinese, etc. I have experience on teaching Chinese to long/short term students, and understand the major problems, questions, and its solutions.

2009-13 BA in process Beijing Language and Culture University, majored in TCFL

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Chief executor of research project named The Study of Central Constituent Elimination on the Adverbial Central Structure Based on Corpus

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