User Comments - jiabi

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Posted on: Does This Come with a Warranty?
August 08, 2015, 04:22 PM

At least for intermediate learners!

Posted on: Retired Life
June 29, 2011, 05:29 PM

There must be many.. I am 70 and happily retired. But alas,the days are always too short for everything I want to do!

Posted on: Why are You Studying Chinese?
June 02, 2009, 05:10 PM

快20年前我爱上了汉字。很想看得懂那些神秘的字。发音我无所谓。我就开始学古代中文,看小故事。然后我找得到教现代汉语的录音带,我觉得还有意思。所以认真地听和说。没有老师。那时侯没有机会上汉语课。可能两年以后我认识了一个中国人。够呛她都听不懂我说的话,声调都错了 哈哈哈。我真失望了。然后她帮我学习发音。要是有人问我你为什么学中文我不知道回答什么,他们会觉得我有点奇怪-花这么多时间学习一个我不需要也很少有机会用的语言。可能他们有理。我真上瘾了

Almost 20 years ago I fell in love whith chinese caracters. I just wanted to be able to undestand these mysterious signs. I didn't care for the I started studying the old chinese language reading old stories. Later on I discovered cassettes with modern chinese dialogues. I thought why not. I listend and repeated on and on. I had no teacher and there were no chinese classes at that time. One or two years later I got acquainted with a lady from Taiwan. What a deception: She didn't understand anything I said in chinese!! After that she helped me whith the language. When people ask me why I spend so much time studying a language I do not need I have no answer. They think I am cracy- behaps they are right... I am somehow addicted.