Want to go back

May 01, 2011, 02:35 PM posted in General Discussion

Hi everyone.....I have been trying to improve my basic Mandarin so that when I return I will be able to ask more than "how much". I have taken one trip to China and loved every second of it and plan to return next year.

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May 02, 2011, 01:14 AM

I have been to China several times and fid this website a great way to practise for situations that might arise.  I have taken, and still take Chinese lessons weekly here at home, but found after my last trip that knowing the word for air conditioner did not help me tell the cab driver where to stop.  Start with the Newbie stuff, learn the characters and pay particular attention to tones and  you'll be fine.  Enjoy yourself... oh and try not to let yourself get "talked" into speaking English...

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July 07, 2011, 06:03 PM

Cool, I am new to this site also. The last week, but I have found it  very very helpful and a great source of learning. So I have not been to China yet... so i am curious how you guys found it there? Hopefully I can go soon and be able to hold a decent conversation by then.

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July 21, 2011, 07:41 PM

I'll be in China in september... hope to get a "full immersion" in chinese language and be able to survive!