Sara Jaaksola
  • Female
  • Guangzhou
  • China, mainland

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  • Anant Kumar
  • Brandon

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mǎ ma hū hu
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Short Bio - what's your story? What languages do you speak & why Chinese?
I'm a Finnish girl studying Chinese in Guangzhou.

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Sara Jaaksola and Anant Kumar are now friends
Aug 27, 2013
Sara Jaaksola commented on Grace's blog post Read! Read! Read! - The only way to help you fly off the ground on your Chinese learning
"I totally agree that learning to read Chinese is a very important aspect of language learning. I think it's perhaps not possible to get to a high level of Chinese if you can't read. I usually recommend Chinese Breeze books to beginners,…"
Sep 6, 2012
Sara Jaaksola commented on Arkadiusz Kobylański's blog post Living abroad in China and studying Chinese. What is it like? 在中国留学生的生活 part 1
Sep 6, 2012
Sara Jaaksola replied to Brandon's discussion Would you like to volunteer to help run the site?
"I'm pretty busy with my own blogs, but I would like to hear more about the ebook. What you are planning to cover there and what kind of deadline you have?"
May 24, 2012
Sara Jaaksola commented on Marcus Davis's blog post Memrise - A language tracking tool?
"I haven't use Memrise, but I use Skritter to handle my vocabulary and reviews. It's a great tool and the only one that tests your writing as well. It also includes example sentences, though they are usually a little bit too hard. There is…"
Jan 6, 2012
Sara Jaaksola commented on wood's blog post How has your interest in Chinese Language & culture affected your lifestyle.?
"I have to say that it have completely changed my life. I moved to China, live with my Chinese boyfriend and most of my life is in Chinese. Sometimes it feels like that my whole life is going around learning Chinese! That's quite true because…"
Dec 4, 2011
Sara Jaaksola replied to Brandon's discussion How do you keep motivated to study Chinese?
"Even though most of my life is in Chinese now, it would still be a bif challenge to have an 100% Chinese weekend. No American TV series I like, well that could be quite easily be changed to Chinese TV. But the most difficult thing would be to think…"
Dec 4, 2011
Sara Jaaksola commented on wood's blog post Do you have to be serious to learn characters?
"I think learning characters is a hard work even when studying in China, like I'm doing. It's not hard as in difficult, but takes a lot of time and effort. Usually I first write new words from my textbooks by hand about ten time. Then I…"
Nov 3, 2011
Sara Jaaksola replied to Brandon's discussion How do you keep motivated to study Chinese?
"Good topic to discuss! I've been learning Chinese now for three years (1,5 years in Finland and another 1,5 years in China) and it's not always easy to keep up the motivation. This summer have been a good (well, bad) example. I…"
Aug 15, 2011
Sara Jaaksola posted a status
"Watching 快乐汉语 at the moment. Good practice!"
Aug 15, 2011
Sara Jaaksola is now a member of Study More Chinese
Aug 15, 2011

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