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An old interest

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I am still learning on 10 lessons of Mandarin Chinese. I got the CD's about two years ago and have not done a lot with them. Letting some time pass seems to have helped; I have retained a curiousity about the language, so am now getting into it more. In High School, I thought it would be a great, marketable language--but I had no source for lessons. Maybe it isn't so marketable now, but I still have some curiosity about it. I know the first 6 lessons quite well, though the word inflections still come-and-go when I speak it.
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    Brain exercise is good for the body too..and does the soul good.
    1957 days ago
    That is nice to be able to come back to something that interests you.
    1961 days ago
    1961 days ago
    My ex is married to a woman from China. She works in a "Spa" with other women from China. Maybe you can find a local nail shop or other similar place near where you live that employs people from China or other Asian countries. There are several in my neighborhood, although I'm not sure they are all Chinese. Someone might be able to help you with your studies or refer you to someone who can.
    1962 days ago
    it can be hard to learn a language if you dont have native speakers to practice with. i was pretty good in school but then stopped using it. i then started working with some people from mexico and was able to start practicing my spanish again.
    1963 days ago
    The inflection is the hardest part. Good luck!
    1963 days ago
    I know a friend several blocks away, that does translating on the phone. emoticon
    1963 days ago
    Do you live near a chinatown? If so check out if they have lessons. When I go visit my in-laws I'll go to the bakeries and practice my pidgin chinese - who often help correct my pronounciation. They are used to me now.
    1963 days ago
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