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Sign Language in China
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ID: 1559 Intermediate
You may not be surprised to learn that China has its own version of sign language, but do you know the role regional variation plays in Chinese sign language? Get a little closer to the deaf community in China by learning about the sign language situation in this lesson.
Wed Dec 08 2010 | Jenny, John
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|聋哑人||lóngyǎrén||deaf (and mute) person|
nǐ zhè shì zài gànmá ？
What is this that you're doing?
wǒ zài xué shǒuyǔ 。
I'm studying sign language.
zěnme tūrán kāishǐ xué shǒuyǔ le ？
What made you suddenly start studying sign language?
wǒ xiǎng zuò zhìyuànzhě 。bùhuì shǒuyǔ dehuà ，méi bànfǎ gēn lóngyǎrén jiāoliú 。
I want to be a volunteer. If I don't know sign language, I can't communicate with deaf people.
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