Practicing Chinese

Reviewing Chinese & Chinese New Year

So I started to finally review and practice Chinese and I am feeling that it has been a little tougher than I thought.  I started with my “Play and Learn Chinese” book that I found at Half Price Books.  It comes with a CD and it’s just perfect.  So the first chapter is on the morning routine, so here’s me saying good morning in Chinese:

Reading Chinese

If you want to hear me practice a few more sentences, go to my instagram account @shortandsweet_spanish. 🙂
So another way that I make myself speak Chinese is to ‘MarcoPolo’ (nifty video app) my brother and say my new phrases so he can give me feedback.  He and his wife and kiddos have lived in China for the past twelve years and they are all pretty much fluent in mandarin.  So in this neat app you get to easily record short videos and have a conversation that way.  If the other person happens to be on MarcoPolo, you see him or her live. I realize most communication apps have video, etc, but the user-friendliness and practicality of this one is very good.

 

Also, Chinese New Year is being celebrated! One of my best friends and her family celebrate it. Her cool family is half Mexican and half Chinese and they are celebrating this New Year of the Rooster.  I wish I could have been there.

Ok, onward with Chinese…  I’ll keep you updated with my pronunciation. 🙂

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