learning Mandarin

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Rui

learning Mandarin

Postby Rui » Sat Apr 20, 2002 4:17 am

Hello, i can speak Cantonese fluently and want to start learning Mandarin. I just wanted to know if learning Mandarin is really hard? Bye Bye.

Michalis

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby Michalis » Thu Apr 25, 2002 9:39 am

Hihi!

I'm learning Mandarin myself. My girlfriend always says that it's easier to learn Cantonese, if you already know Mandarin. But that's easy talking when yer Chinese yourself. *l*

~Michiel~

IronMonkey

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby IronMonkey » Sun Apr 28, 2002 10:50 pm

Hey,

I've been studying Mandarin and Cantonese for a little while now, and I think they're about equally as easy. I don't think you'll have a problem with Mandarin if you already speak Cantonese.

Iron Monkey ;)

Kobo-Daishi

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby Kobo-Daishi » Mon Apr 29, 2002 1:13 am

Dear IronMonkey,

How are you studying them? In a classroom setting or on your own? If on your own, through cassette tapes, videos, computer cd-roms or what? Did you know a Chinese dialect before you started your studying?

Kobo-Daishi, PLLA.

Epiha

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby Epiha » Wed May 08, 2002 10:54 am

Hello, I'm a primary school teacher, who has just had a new student from Mi Kaw, I'm not to sure how it's spell, my apologies.

She does not know much English and I thought It might be easier from me to pick up some basic phrases and sentences to help the situation.

I am hoping that someone might have some resources out there that could help me in this communication barrier.

I would really like to expand from here, to broaden my horizons as I did learn some basic greeting in college which helps a little.

Anything would be much appreciated.

me

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby me » Tue May 14, 2002 4:57 pm

is mandarian easy to speak?

David

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby David » Wed May 15, 2002 3:02 am

Hi - I want to study Mandarin, both spoken and basic characters. I am not Chinese. I will need standard English transliteration (pinyin?) as a temporary "crutch" to help connect sound and character in my memory.
I know that audio tapes together with writing practice will be the best method. I have an ability to make sounds right, with practice. I retired recently, so now I have time for fun things like this. Ideally I would like to get everything - both written and audio - from the Internet, without paying too much. Later I will try it with real people. Does anybody have a special recommendation of an Internet source for what I want?

Maya

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby Maya » Fri May 17, 2002 1:16 pm

Hi~
i am chinese girl from Taiwan and i can speak Mandarin. i just came to canada. i can say a little english and read in english. i am studying english.
i graduated university in taiwan last year. and i have "yahoo" or "MSN"
Message online e-mail . we can talk in english or mandarin by webcam or
microphone if u would not mind . matbe we can teach each other first
language , i think that will be interesting.
take care
Maya

Prince

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby Prince » Fri Jun 28, 2002 8:45 am

Hello,

My name is Prince, I speak english and spanish.I want to learn mandarin chinese because I just found ou that my grandfather is chinese and my grandmother is Puerto Rican. Want to leanr mandarin now.I have a few friends im school that speak it, but i'd like to learn mandarin through here too.I live in Rochester, New.I just moved here from the Bronx.

Take Care,
Prince

Prince

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby Prince » Fri Jun 28, 2002 8:47 am

Hello,

My name is Prince, I speak english and spanish.I want to learn mandarin chinese because I just found ou that my grandfather is chinese and my grandmother is Puerto Rican. Want to leanr mandarin now.I have a few friends im school that speak it, but i'd like to learn mandarin through here too.I live in Rochester, New.I just moved here from the Bronx.I am looking for a female from the ages ov 15-18 to tutor me in mandarin and I will help her learn english or spanish if either of those two languages they desire to learn.

Take Care,
Prince

Prince

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby Prince » Fri Jun 28, 2002 8:57 am

Hello,

My name is Prince, I speak english and spanish.I want to learn mandarin chinese because I just found ou that my grandfather is chinese and my grandmother is Puerto Rican. Want to leanr mandarin now.I have a few friends im school that speak it, but i'd like to learn mandarin through here too.I live in Rochester, New.I just moved here from the Bronx.I am looking for a female from the ages ov 15-18 to tutor me in mandarin and I will help her learn english or spanish if either of those two languages they desire to learn.

Take Care,
Prince

Ju

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby Ju » Fri Jun 28, 2002 10:56 am

Now I'm studying Mandarin at my Unjiversity. It's fun. So I would like to know a new friend who is also studying Mandalin. Maybe we can share the problem about studying this language and study it togathere.

Ju

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby Ju » Fri Jun 28, 2002 10:57 am

Now I'm studying Mandarin at my Unjiversity. It's fun. So I would like to know a new friend who is also studying Mandalin. Maybe we can share the problem about studying this language and study it togather.

Chris

Re: learning Mandarin

Postby Chris » Sat Dec 28, 2002 11:47 am

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Re: learning Mandarin

Postby turner » Wed Mar 12, 2003 3:42 am

I think if you can speak Cantonese well , you can learn speak Mandarin very easy , but if you can speak Mandarin well ,you will take a long time to learn speak Cantonese , because I am a chinese ,but I can speak Mandarin very well ,but Now I just can listen Cantonese well and can speak a little.

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