Sara Jaaksola
  • Female
  • Guangzhou
  • China, mainland

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  • Brandon

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How good is your Chinese?
mǎ ma hū hu
Do you have a Website/Blog/Twitter/Weibo URL?
http://sarajaaksola.com
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 joined Brandon's group
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China

Group for people living or traveling in China.
Sep 6, 2012
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
"谢谢你告诉我们你的经历!…"
Sep 6, 2012
Sara Jaaksola joined Brandon's group
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Chinese Hangouts on Google Plus

This group is to discuss ideas & discussions related to G+ hangouts in or about Mandarin Chinese.Step 1 - Circle StudyMoreChinese on Google PlusStep 2 - Review & sign up for upcoming chats in the Events sectionStep 3 -…See More
May 27, 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 joined Brandon's group
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Chinese Class

A group for people who attend a formal Chinese class.
Apr 3, 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! http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/happychinese/index.shtml"
Aug 15, 2011
Sara Jaaksola is now a member of Study More Chinese
Aug 15, 2011

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Thomas Doherty replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion How to say "to ask" in Chinese - 问 "to ask" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"From the same source: 问问他会不会说日语。 Wèn wèn tā huì bù huì shuō rìyǔ. Pregúntale si él habla japonés. Ask him if he speaks Japanese."
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Thomas Doherty replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion How to say "to ask" in Chinese - 问 "to ask" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"问问他他们是不是还住在东京。 Wèn wèn tā tāmen shì bùshì hái zhù zài dōngjīng. Pregúntale si todavía viven en Tokio. Ask him if they still live in Tokyo. from the Glosbe Mandarin-Spanish…"
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Thomas Doherty replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion How to say "to ask" in Chinese - 问 "to ask" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"搜搜问问是由腾讯旗下的搜索引擎。 Sōu sōu wèn wèn shì yóu téngxùn qíxià de sōusuǒ yǐnqíng. Soso ask is Tencent's search engine."
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Thomas Doherty replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion How to say "to ask" in Chinese - 问 "to ask" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"He asks the same question. 他问同样的问题。( or   他问同问。 ?? ) Tā wèn tóngyàng de wèntí.  (  or  Tā wèn tóng wèn.   ?? )"
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Thomas Doherty replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion How to say "to ask" in Chinese - 问 "to ask" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"And this example 快点 去 问 问 厕所 在 哪 里。 Kuài diǎn qù wèn wèn cèsuǒ zài nǎlǐ. Hurry and go ask a while where the bathroom is. from the same site but at this link:    …"
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Thomas Doherty replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion How to say "to ask" in Chinese - 问 "to ask" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"The use of doubled up ( verb reduplication ) of   问  ,  ie.   问 问    to mean ask a bit can be seen in this example 你 问 问 他们 厕所 在 哪里。 Nǐ wèn wèn tāmen cèsuǒ zài nǎlǐ. (You), ask them a bit…"
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Thomas Doherty replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion How to say "to ask" in Chinese - 问 "to ask" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"Example of using a doubled up  问,   ie.   问问 : 我去问问他. Wǒ qù wèn wèn tā. I’ll go ask him. This was found in the 23 April 2014 posting on the "Learn Chinese Weekly" Blog on the…"
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秦胜 replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion How to say "to ask" in Chinese - 问 "to ask" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"They can be used both. When quantifier is the "one", in our habits, it can be omitted."
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