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Simple, beginners questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Pyeongnam Jun 30, 2016. 7 Replies

Hey ok so I am living in China and want to start learning Chinese. I have not been here long (less than two months) and now that I finally have the internet I am going to begin learning. A lot of my…Continue

 

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Jul 28, 2016
Kim Pyeongnam replied to Tony Whitford's discussion Simple, beginners questions
"Hi~~ I'm living at Wuqing in Tianjin. Here we say 早(zao3) when saying good morning~~ "
Jun 30, 2016
Lilian Li replied to Tony Whitford's discussion Simple, beginners questions
"Hi, Tony, say zao3 is ok, it will not be regarded as rude or lazy, our Chinese people usually use zao3 in metropolis, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, it's save time. The present sentence: ni dao nar qu.If you wanted to say "where…"
Jun 13, 2016
Tony Whitford replied to Tony Whitford's discussion Simple, beginners questions
"Pinyin translator was no good unfortuantely.. however, I have another question! I am learning about action verbs and the use of grammatical particles. The example I am using at the moment is; you to where go. I have figured out Present tense -…"
Sep 11, 2013
Tony Whitford replied to Tony Whitford's discussion Simple, beginners questions
"Hey Brandon, thanks for the welcome! I am in Changchun and I think your right, zao will be best for informal. I have just bought a pinyin translator…"
Sep 6, 2013

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Brandon replied to Tony Whitford's discussion Simple, beginners questions
"Hey Tony - welcome to china!  I don't know if I've ever actually heard the full zao shang hao "in the real world" in china. everyone i encounter just says 'zao' so i say you're good to use just that.…"
Sep 6, 2013
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Simple, beginners questions

Hey ok so I am living in China and want to start learning Chinese. I have not been here long (less than two months) and now that I finally have the internet I am going to begin learning. A lot of my questions will be ones which may also be helpful for others who are just beginning to learn.My first question is can I say zao3 instead of zao3shang4hao3? Is this just a really informal way of saying good morning? Would it be regarded as rude or lazy? I wouldn't do it all the time, but sometimes I…See More
Sep 6, 2013
Tony Whitford replied to Brandon's discussion New Members - What is a word that you have learned recently?
"I have just learn t the question "what"? Shénme. I write it as shir-ma because I cannot yet correctly pronounce pinyin! :)"
Aug 25, 2013
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Aug 24, 2013

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Short Bio - what's your story? What languages do you speak & why Chinese?
I have just moved to China to teach english. I came here to learn chinese and experience a different culture. I graduated in marketing beginning of 2013 but in the future I would like to find a career in social research.

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