Here is our assignment for tomorrow in Han zi and Pinyin. It is a simple dialogue: Hello! Hello! What is your name? My name is Ryan. And you? My name is Sun Wen. Just a sample of how we spend our weeknight evenings.
Category: Culture, Language Notes, Spoken Language, Uncategorized, Written Language Tags: China, Chinese, Chinese Language Education, Hanzi, Learning a Language, Linguistics, Mandarin, Pinyin
We were so excited to report the progress we are making after only two days of language school to our young Chinese colleagues in Henan by phone. One of them remarked affirmingly, “Oh, good! You are learning Chinese the traditional way at the pre-primary level.” We had a good laugh, but she was right. We are beginners. This is just fine with us. We are learning quickly and having fun. The traditional… Read More