Translation:The doctor is from Beijing.
I usually translate this as Pekingese. People still say Cantonese, or Taiwanese. Beijing-hua or Pekingese is one of my favorite dialects with a lot of variations in it even within different age groups, and I happen to enjoy free style rap in Pekingese. It's not WRONG to use this word, it's technically correct. Why does Cantonese things still get to be called Canto everything? This kind of discrimination against the Northerners is rooted in politics.
And being dismissive of established language as just "well it's a dog breed" is really low. Just because Chinese are sensitive to the word "dog" doesn't mean the correct use of the word Pekingese is incorrect. Even CCTV still refers to Jing Ju as Pekingese Opera, because that's correct, and has nothing to do with dogs.
Words have meanings, and Pekingese specifically means Beijing related. I am NOT wrong to use this term, I am correct. It's also not derogatory, nor offensive. Beijing is one of my favorite cities in China, and I was also there during the 2008 Olympics, as well as in Guangzhou (AKA "Canton") at the Canton Fair (business expo).
During pronounciation phase they should really put the meaning with the words too. Its really get frustrating trying to learn something without assigning any meaning to it. And when its meaning is shown it gets hard for me to pronounce it even though I can know it, simply cause it is meaningless
The entire location section taught us that this means you are a person of a given place.
You are American 你是美国人
And i tried on all of those lessons to using the word from.
People in this lesson, hoogle and the native speakers who i practice with also say....
Since I can't ask on a card match question: Does anyone else think it would be more helpful to not learn "bei" and "jing" separately? In every lesson so far, two-character words have been taught one character at a time. I don't think it's helpful to learn the words "north" and "capital" when the lesson doesn't talk about them, but does talk about the "Northern Capital". This is just an example- it did the same thing with New York (handle pact), London (feudal honesty), and Hong Kong (fragrant harbor), giving us the individual characters with no indication they were parts of names.