New User Group - Tales with Tal
Hi folks, I've created a new user group for sharing stories written in Chinese. I've no idea if people will have any idea of its existence under this new system recently introduced here, so I'm just making a post in General Discussion to spread the word.
Recently I've been trying to do more reading, but I need stuff that isn't too difficult, stuff that's good for reinforcing language you already know, adding a smattering of new vocabulary, and giving essential practice in understanding the recurring language patterns we see in Chinese. Others have expressed this desire also, and the result is this new group which I hope can become an interesting and lively place for us to share, learn, and enjoy.
So far there's just one story here from another post I made recently, but watch out for Snow White in Chinese, coming soon!
xiaophilMay 13, 2010, 04:30 AM
I just joined up, mate. I too think this is a good idea. I actually bought a book with Chinese versions of Aesop's Tales about a year ago, and I pick it up from time to time for the very reasons you mentioned above. When I get a chance, I will surf around and see if online has them anywhere. I have to admit, though, somehow these stories feel a little unnatural to me when read on a computer. Well anyway, that's something I'm sure I can get around.
I'm so glad to see you on board xiaophil! Actually I agree that reading such tales on a computer is a bit unnatural, but after all we're doing this for study, right? Because so many of us use pop-up/rollover style aids to help us with Chinese learning, getting the text online is worthwhile I think.
TalJune 25, 2010, 03:22 AM
The latest addition to this group is a Chinese folk tale which I have called A Blessing in Disguise.
It tells the story of an old man living on China's northern frontier in the ancient days. He loses his horse, but chooses to see it as good luck rather than bad, and this turns out to be true!
Come check it out, and do join the group , where a collection of fine tales is steadily growing!