User Comments - mikegr
Posted on: Introduction to PinyinSeptember 20, 2009, 06:10 AM
My experience with Pinyin..
I came to China 3 years ago (work) and I started to learn Chinese with FESCO system based on Pinyin. Well,.. at the beginning it's quite fun as easily you can come up with some every-day expressions BUT very quickly pinyin become real show-stoppers as the progress is very limited or inexistent. You loose the "childish" (but extremely useful) game "look-to-the-stores-and-tell-me-what-is-is written". I really regret that I haven't started with 汉字 directly (combined with Pinyin for the pronunciation). I'm quite sure that I would have huge improvement even though the starting should have been quite tough. Anyway, I try now :) never late ;)
Posted on: Coming Up Next: 接下来，然后，还有，那么September 19, 2009, 05:36 AM
Can 那么 be used also to express the result of an assumption or it's just an expression imported from western languages?
eg. 如果 。。。。 那么。。。