Learn Mandarin Online from Teachers and Students
It was like every day attending Chinese classes (not including the time I was busy with a lot sorts of petty stuff) and no doubts the thing I value the most in the course of picking up a foreign language quickly – constantly being exposed to environment where you are forced to use a language if you want to survive, so this way you are soaking in Mandarin language, culture or their habits like all the time.
There is nothing better than this. I assume that there are more people can ‘boast of’ the same experience. So my point is, it would be a good to share our experiences, using Chinese of course. In the same way native speakers can share they impressions of dealing with foreigners trying to learn Chinese.
The most difficult part of the game definitely is the beginning so I wrote a few words about how it looked like from my perspective, looking forward for your comments!
(For main text I only used a glossary table to introduce some difficult words and wrote questions both in Chinese and English. Let me know which way is more approachable.)
Some of the vocab 单词
很不容易 hěn bù róngyì it’s difficult to
合适 héshì appropriate
方法 fāngfǎ method
甚至 shènzhì even
陌生 mòshēng stranger
搭讪 dāshàn to strike up a conversation
睡不着 shuì bù zháo cannot fall asleep
寝室 qǐnshì bedroom/dorm
倒霉 dǎoméi unlucky
舍不得 shěbude hate to do sth.
交谈 jiāotán to chat
寻找 xúnzhǎo to search for
变化 biànhuà change
不止一次 bù zhǐ yīci more than one time
如果这里有在中国生活经历的人，有海外学习中文化经历的人。请你给我们说一下你的体验如何？(If there is anyone with experience of studying Chinese abroad please show up and share your impressions.)
同样的，从中国人角度来说，你们发现跟外国人或留学生对付难不难？有肯能与来自完全不一样的文化的人交友么？ 然后对他们第一个印象怎么样？(From the Chinese point of view, it is hard to deal with foreigners? It is possible to make a friend among them? What was your first impression about them?)
Continue reading part 2:
This blog post was originally published on the StudyMoreChinese blog.
(photo credit isawnyu)
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