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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    This is meant to say something...

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    The "to be" looks wrong though...
    You're still at it! Nice to see, which languages atm? Hope you haven't become overly ambitious haha, I could see you making such a mistake :p: Which is a good mindset, in a way
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    I must say, there is a lovely satisfactory feeling upon mastering the writing of a character which was once deemed relatively difficult.
    Yes! One I always find satisfying is 歡 from 喜歡。Or maybe 懂。Always so satisfying! I do have a major love for characters!
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    First person pronoun is basically I (in the singular) or we (in the plural) so in Mandarin would be 我 or 我们. Personal pronouns apply to all languages-they're the words I, you, he, she, it, we, you and they

    You can find quite a few good resources on Amazon and in major bookstores. Amazon's better I think as you can see reviews and they also tend to be quite a bit cheaper. It's best if you get a book with CDs, at it means you'll learn pronunciation better. The teach yourself course it quite good, although it doesn't teach you characters, only pinyin. You should be able to find a good character book online though.
    I think that pronoun comment was one of the silliest things I've ever written I don't know why I thought pronouns might somehow not feature in Mandarin (I suppose I thought it might be similar to the differences in writing system). But yes, that's the character I learnt, 我 :awesome: I figured other characters were added to account for case and plurality

    Thanks, I'll check Amazon Learning the characters will also help me with my Japanese.
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    I think that pronoun comment was one of the silliest things I've ever written I don't know why I thought pronouns might somehow not feature in Mandarin (I suppose I thought it might be similar to the differences in writing system). But yes, that's the character I learnt, 我 :awesome: I figured other characters were added to account for case and plurality

    Thanks, I'll check Amazon
    No worries Yeah, the character 们 is added to indicate plurality with personal pronouns, so 我 (I/me) becomes 我们 (we/us) etc. One of my previous comments shows all the personal pronouns in Mandarin.

    Wouldn't mind learning a bit of Cantonese-it sounds so nice
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    That means 'you are', and the 是 is right, don't worry
    :woo:

    To do is so hard to write

    (Original post by AquisM)
    Non, c'est parfait. Tu l'as écrit très bien.

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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    我现在上的课非常无聊 我很盼望回家
    All I understood was I
    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    You're still at it! Nice to see, which languages atm? Hope you haven't become overly ambitious haha, I could see you making such a mistake :p: Which is a good mindset, in a way
    French. Spanish. Italian. Now Mandarin! Welsh too, German is too hard
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    :woo:

    To do is so hard to write


    MercI


    All I understood was I


    French. Spanish. Italian. Now Mandarin! Welsh too, German is too hard
    What I wrote meant 'The class I'm in now is so boring! I can't wait to go home!' Luckily I'm back home now, although I still haven't finished my hw-534 characters and I'm still not done :facepalm:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    French. Spanish. Italian. Now Mandarin! Welsh too, German is too hard
    Damn! Slow down little buddy! If you can learn Welsh, German shouldn't be any more difficult haha, how are the romance languages? I have an interest in Spanish, but that's later on, when I have built up some concrete base for Mandarin
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    我现在上的课非常无聊 我很盼望回家
    Of these I know... wo, zar, hen, i also know the 2nd, 4th and 8th characters but can't remember the names, fml, will cover some of it tommorow!
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    Of these I know... wo, zar, hen, i also know the 2nd, 4th and 8th characters but can't remember the names, fml, will cover some of it tommorow!
    wo3 xiànzài shàng de kè fēicháng wúliáo. wo3 hen3 pànwàng huíjiā You'd hate the compositions I have to write for writing class
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    What I wrote meant 'The class I'm in now is so boring! I can't wait to go home!' Luckily I'm back home now, although I still haven't finished my hw-534 characters and I'm still not done :facepalm:
    I got the I bit right! How do you type in Chinese? My phone has a way that if you type in pinyin I think (like wo turns into "I") but that's all I've discovered so far.

    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    Damn! Slow down little buddy! If you can learn Welsh, German shouldn't be any more difficult haha, how are the romance languages? I have an interest in Spanish, but that's later on, when I have built up some concrete base for Mandarin
    I'm not going hard-core in any, but mandarin I probably will now

    Romance language just make sense to me and I find them really easy... I sometimes mix up Spanish and Italian though, but I've not used them in so long that I'm forgetting it so I'll need to go over them.

    Spanish is the easiest definitely
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I got the I bit right! How do you type in Chinese? My phone has a way that if you type in pinyin I think (like wo turns into "I") but that's all I've discovered so far.
    I've enabled a Mandarin keyboard on my computer, so when I type pinyin it'll automatically come up with the characters. My phone's Chinese so it's automatically got a pinyin keyboard
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I've enabled a Mandarin keyboard on my computer, so when I type pinyin it'll automatically come up with the characters. My phone's Chinese so it's automatically got a pinyin keyboard
    Ah okay

    I once had the option to draw it in, but I can't find it.

    To go is easy to write
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Ah okay

    I once had the option to draw it in, but I can't find it.

    To go is easy to write
    Sometimes I miss the basics


    我们的行星越来越小, 来越多人有办法去外国 为此越来越多学生想出 国留学。我自己是在中 学习的留学生。在大学 学常常受到鼓舞的。不 过越来越多中学生出国 学。在我看来这件事有 点还有缺点。
    第一个优点是学外语。 自己国家内当然可以学 语但是在别的国家可以 更好学外语。比如我在 学学汉语但是我今年在 国的南京做留学。我已 经知道了我的汉语水平 来越高。比在谢菲尔德 汉语我的水平提高得更 快。这是因为你每天都 要用你学的外语否则不 沟通。因此在外国学外 语比在本国学外语好。
    第二个优点是中学生可 学外语得更快。因此去 外留学更有用应为可以 更快学会学的外语因为 需要用外语否则不能沟 。如果留学的时候可以 跟一个本地的家庭一起 的话外语水平能提高得 来越快。外语进步得很 快。
    而且因为他们更小中学 可以文化交流更容易融 因为他们的眼界比较开 放。出国留学让他们知 一个新的文化,让他们 对别的生活方式承兑的 。
    不过那么小的孩子出国 学还有缺点。第一个缺 是中学生还是孩子,不 可以好照顾自己。他们 自我管理能力不足。他 自我时间和钱能力也不 足。如果他们一个人出 的话,他们不可以好照 自己因为没有办法因为 他们不知道怎么最好花 。
    第二个缺点是文化问题 因为中学生的适应能力 所以文化冲突会很重尤 其如果他们很长时间出 的话。我当然同意因为 需要在中国过一年。我 已经只过了四个月但是 已经非常想家。

    Still not finished :facepalm:
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Sometimes I miss the basics


    我们的行星越来越小, 来越多人有办法去外国 为此越来越多学生想出 国留学。我自己是在中 学习的留学生。在大学 学常常受到鼓舞的。不 过越来越多中学生出国 学。在我看来这件事有 点还有缺点。
    第一个优点是学外语。 自己国家内当然可以学 语但是在别的国家可以 更好学外语。比如我在 学学汉语但是我今年在 国的南京做留学。我已 经知道了我的汉语水平 来越高。比在谢菲尔德 汉语我的水平提高得更 快。这是因为你每天都 要用你学的外语否则不 沟通。因此在外国学外 语比在本国学外语好。
    第二个优点是中学生可 学外语得更快。因此去 外留学更有用应为可以 更快学会学的外语因为 需要用外语否则不能沟 。如果留学的时候可以 跟一个本地的家庭一起 的话外语水平能提高得 来越快。外语进步得很 快。
    而且因为他们更小中学 可以文化交流更容易融 因为他们的眼界比较开 放。出国留学让他们知 一个新的文化,让他们 对别的生活方式承兑的 。
    不过那么小的孩子出国 学还有缺点。第一个缺 是中学生还是孩子,不 可以好照顾自己。他们 自我管理能力不足。他 自我时间和钱能力也不 足。如果他们一个人出 的话,他们不可以好照 自己因为没有办法因为 他们不知道怎么最好花 。
    第二个缺点是文化问题 因为中学生的适应能力 所以文化冲突会很重尤 其如果他们很长时间出 的话。我当然同意因为 需要在中国过一年。我 已经只过了四个月但是 已经非常想家。

    Still not finished :facepalm:
    We ...
    Is the word disgusting in there?

    So many characters :cry2:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    We ...
    Is the word disgusting in there?

    So many characters :cry2:
    Don't worry about it-it's 2nd year 1st semester stuff, so it's gonna be scary for a beginner. Hopefully one day you'll be able to understand :thumbsup:
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Don't worry about it-it's 2nd year 1st semester stuff, so it's gonna be scary for a beginner. Hopefully one day you'll be able to understand :thumbsup:
    :ahee:

    One day, need to drill it into me. How many characters a day should I be learning? I can't do too many because of other commitments but I won't do just one a day :lol:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    :ahee:

    One day, need to drill it into me. How many characters a day should I be learning? I can't do too many because of other commitments but I won't do just one a day :lol:
    If you're just doing it casually, maybe around 5-10 a day. That'll mean you'll have 35-70 a week! You'll quickly see an improvement if you stick to it

    You thinking of doing languages at uni or?
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    我自己是在中国学习的 学生。
    I might be wrong as grammar is not my strongpoint. But doesn't that sentence need a measure word?
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    (Original post by Kolya)
    I might be wrong as grammar is not my strongpoint. But doesn't that sentence need a measure word?
    Nope, if you're using the descriptive 的 construction, you don't need a measure word. Only with numbers, 这,那 and 哪 do you need a measure word, as far as I know
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    If you're just doing it casually, maybe around 5-10 a day. That'll mean you'll have 35-70 a week! You'll quickly see an improvement if you stick to it

    You thinking of doing languages at uni or?
    Okay

    Chemistry :rofl: I want it with a language though, so Chinese would be awesome but don't think that's possible.
 
 
 
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