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  • TetraTetra Elitest Posts: 7,859Banned
    ^Could you recommend any good books?
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  • truelovewaytrueloveway --- Posts: 1,401Member
    most of the books were ones my dad bought for me from China. they have one page of Chinese and the next would be the same thing but translated in English. pretty handy but still needed to pull out the dictionary more than a few times.
    haven't read anything recently or anything that's really worth recommending :/.. i guess you could try 三国演义 San Guo Yan Yi. found a link: http://www.chinapage.com/sanguo/sanguobg.html
    But I couldn't turn my back on a world, for what I like wouldn't let me
  • Juli~&amp;lt;3Juli~&lt;3 SaturnPosts: 8,097Member

    IDOL

    QUOTE(jho @ Jan 13 2006, 09:23 PM) »

    thank you for this thread! =)


    what she said
  • putasmileonputasmileon Posts: 1,272Member

    ROOKIE

    QUOTE(Tetra @ Jan 16 2006, 04:55 AM) »

    ^Could you recommend any good books?


    I may be able to recommend some books - depending on your reading ability, though.
  • TetraTetra Elitest Posts: 7,859Banned
    QUOTE(FanFan @ Jan 16 2006, 09:07 AM) »

    most of the books were ones my dad bought for me from China. they have one page of Chinese and the next would be the same thing but translated in English. pretty handy but still needed to pull out the dictionary more than a few times.
    haven't read anything recently or anything that's really worth recommending :/.. i guess you could try 三国演义 San Guo Yan Yi. found a link: http://www.chinapage.com/sanguo/sanguobg.html


    I have a paper-back version. It's got like pronounciation guides image

    QUOTE(putasmileon @ Jan 16 2006, 01:56 PM) »

    I may be able to recommend some books - depending on your reading ability, though.


    Try...um...weak image
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  • msmilktmsmilkt FairyTale LandPosts: 780Member

    IDOL

    wow! great thread ^^

    i`ve been attending chinese school here in Australia for 5 years, and is currently doing Chinese Second Language 3/4

    my mum is from Guangzhou and my dad is from vietnam so we speak a lot of cantonese as home .. as well as watch a lot of chinese t.v/movies
    because i use it so much, and it`s a big part of my life, chinese becomes easier for me to learn [mandrin], whereas, my other friends find it a lot more difficult .. because they rarely use it in their daily lives ..

    by the way .. does anyone here have any software where i can type in traditional chinese by typing in the pinying, or something like that?

    my computer can`t type chinese, and it`s difficult for me to communicate with my friends and family in China because they can`t read pinying ..

    thanks in advanced ..
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  • truelovewaytrueloveway --- Posts: 1,401Member
    ^ i did Chinese Second Language 3/4 as well. i heard they have some new system where there's advanced and intermediate now O-O. yeah, it really helps if you speak it at home. my parents forced me to start speaking Mandarin at home from a couple of years back. usually we speak a different dialect. well, good luck with that image
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  • dead-novadead-nova Sydney&#33;Posts: 355New Member
    I was born in Hong Kong but came to Australia when i was 1 years old.
    I had 6 years of chinese school, then stopped for 4 years and started again last year.
    So now, my chinese is crap! My situation now is that i can understand cantonese but can't really speak it. My chinese reading and writing skills are close to nothing and when i do read chinese, i read it in MANDARIN! can't even read it in canto image (thanx stupid chinese school!!!)
    i can also only read simplified chinese.. although i can recongnise some traditional (in most dramas, chinese subtitles are in traditional)
    I want to go back to HK =(
  • TetraTetra Elitest Posts: 7,859Banned
    ^。。。你還是在學中文。。。有什麽問題?越來越多人在學國語, 所以我不覺得有問題=/
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  • putasmileonputasmileon Posts: 1,272Member

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    QUOTE(dead-nova @ Jan 17 2006, 12:54 AM) »

    I was born in Hong Kong but came to Australia when i was 1 years old.
    I had 6 years of chinese school, then stopped for 4 years and started again last year.
    So now, my chinese is crap! My situation now is that i can understand cantonese but can't really speak it. My chinese reading and writing skills are close to nothing and when i do read chinese, i read it in MANDARIN! can't even read it in canto image (thanx stupid chinese school!!!)
    i can also only read simplified chinese.. although i can recongnise some traditional (in most dramas, chinese subtitles are in traditional)
    I want to go back to HK =(


    Shouldn't your parents write traditional since you're from Hong Kong?
  • dead-novadead-nova Sydney&#33;Posts: 355New Member
    QUOTE(Tetra @ Jan 18 2006, 10:15 AM) »

    ^。。。你還是在學中文。。。有什麽問題?越來越多人在學國語, 所以我不覺得有問題=/


    are u asking me why i'm not writing in chinese? O_O

    QUOTE(putasmileon @ Jan 18 2006, 12:33 PM) »

    Shouldn't your parents write traditional since you're from Hong Kong?


    yeah! my parents write in traditional but the chinese school that i went to made us learn simplified. But my parents can read simplified too hehe .. they are so smart! I always nag them to help me in my homework hehe but now they are overseas so cant rely on them anymore =(
  • hillz3388hillz3388 England.Posts: 2,880Member

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    man i really needa improve on some more simplified chinese characterz....i know a few ..but theyre really different from traditional onez..i know the trad. ones....gaaah..n i wanna learn how to speak mandarin too since am canto!
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  • bebemuibebemui hello Toronto, CanadaPosts: 3,498Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    I took Chinese school for 10 years and can read maybe enough for me to understand, but I can't write a whole lot..so many strokes and stuff to remember -.-..I should learn how to write in simplified seems a lot easier.
  • putasmileonputasmileon Posts: 1,272Member

    ROOKIE

    QUOTE(dead-nova @ Jan 18 2006, 03:20 AM) »

    are u asking me why i'm not writing in chinese? O_O
    yeah! my parents write in traditional but the chinese school that i went to made us learn simplified. But my parents can read simplified too hehe .. they are so smart! I always nag them to help me in my homework hehe but now they are overseas so cant rely on them anymore =(


    That's a shame. When you're good at simpified, you should definitely learn traditional.
  • TetraTetra Elitest Posts: 7,859Banned
    QUOTE(dead-nova @ Jan 18 2006, 06:20 AM) »

    are u asking me why i'm not writing in chinese? O_O


    no...

    QUOTE(hillz3388 @ Jan 18 2006, 03:46 PM) »

    man i really needa improve on some more simplified chinese characterz....i know a few ..but theyre really different from traditional onez..i know the trad. ones....gaaah..n i wanna learn how to speak mandarin too since am canto!


    It's easier to recognize them when you know the traditional.
    You're lucky you're cantonese, cause from what I've seen, it's almost impossible to learn it and become fluent >____>

    QUOTE(blueSKY* @ Jan 18 2006, 04:15 PM) »

    I took Chinese school for 10 years and can read maybe enough for me to understand, but I can't write a whole lot..so many strokes and stuff to remember -.-..I should learn how to write in simplified seems a lot easier.


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    What do those teachers actually teach you >____________>
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  • Tamago86Tamago86 世も末フゥ~!! Posts: 3,560Friend of Soompi
    edited January 2006
    This is no longer the Chinese help thread, it is the "omg I was born in america and took chinese for X amount of years and still can't read or write, waaa" etc thread...

    haha just kidding image 我以后想去中国并且学习中文,但是我现在在日本很忙.而且我剩下的钱也不多了.有谁能给我些钱吗? image

    Sorry for the oogly simplified, not sure how to type in traditional image 我愛中国人 <-- Typed using Japanese, haha

    那么,我们继续互相帮助学习中文吧 !
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  • crystal_clovercrystal_clover SingaporePosts: 1,702Member
    QUOTE(chihiro @ Jan 15 2006, 10:26 AM) »

    ^ No, I meant what does it mean when you call a person that.


    苗means seedling.

    If you call someone 苗, it means that the person is still naive / young / a greenhorn / inexperienced just like a seedling which has yet to grow up.

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  • saggiorpiioxgalaxysaggiorpiioxgalaxy fluffland &#9834;Posts: 1,883Friend of Soompi
    QUOTE(putasmileon @ Jan 18 2006, 11:35 PM) »

    That's a shame. When you're good at simpified, you should definitely learn traditional.


    I want to learn traditional! I'm already good at simplified(learned it since I was born =P) so its time I should start. I don't feel full Chinese when I don't know traditional.. I can read though but not write.
  • AziraphaleAziraphale STOP CAT ABUSE!! Posts: 7,260Member

    IDOL

    QUOTE(wonbinwonbinwonbin @ Jan 19 2006, 04:58 PM) »

    I want to learn traditional! I'm already good at simplified(learned it since I was born =P) so its time I should start. I don't feel full Chinese when I don't know traditional.. I can read though but not write.


    Pick up a book or newspaper and see if you can read the traditional script. If you know simplified, it's not too difficult to decipher the equivalent in traditional.
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  • tsp_uktsp_uk Posts: 54Member
    QUOTE(Tetra @ Jan 17 2006, 11:15 PM) »

    ^。。。你還是在學中文。。。有什麽問題?越來越多人在學國語, 所以我不覺得有問題=/


    Are you asking:

    You are learning Chinese, there are what kind of problems/questions? More and more people are learning Mandarin, therefore I(you) feel there is no problem.

    Is that correct? I am Chinese as well, but I was in the United Kingdom. At home I speak Cantonese, and also went to Chinese school as well but I no longer go anymore. I also write in traditional but my reading and writing ability is rubbish. Hopefully I learn more in the future.

    再見!




    QUOTE(Tamago86 @ Jan 19 2006, 01:08 PM) »

    This is no longer the Chinese help thread, it is the "omg I was born in america and took chinese for X amount of years and still can't read or write, waaa" etc thread...

    haha just kidding image 我以后想去中国并且学习中文,但是我现在在日本很忙.而且我剩下的钱也不多了.有谁能给我些钱吗? image

    Sorry for the oogly simplified, not sure how to type in traditional image 我愛中国人 <-- Typed using Japanese, haha

    那么,我们继续互相帮助学习中文吧 !


    Hey Tamago86, I often go to your blog to read about your daily life in Japan, very interesting I have to say image

    You would like to go to Chinese to study Chinese but currently you are in Japan very busy. As well I have not a lot of money, if you can give me some money?

    Ahh your Japanese is good as well as your Chinese image


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