This is my first semester of Chinese. Would like to practice dialog and vocabulary with folks.
daofeishiJuly 07, 2011, 09:06 PM
Joseph，你好. Welcome to a big community of Chinese learners. Learning Chinese is immensely gratifying, but be prepared to put in a lot of work.
Here are some tips:
The Chinese word for 'everybody' is 大家(dàjiā). When adressing a group of people, a common greeting is 大家好 (dàjiā hǎo)
美国人 is the noun "American (person)", not the adjective "American", and as such cannot ordinarily be placed right before another noun. Try instead: 我是(来自)美国的大学生.
Great work, and keep it up. :)
(挪威 nuówēi Norway, 外公 wàigōng maternal grandfather)