Let's make friends and improve our skills! ; )
Hi guys, I'm Isaac, a senior in China . I'm now studying in Tianjin Normal University. Not a "special" one ;) Kidding. I major in chinese international education, which means I might be a teacher to teach u guys how to use Chinese as a second language if u want.
I am super interested about the culture in European countries and keen on making friends.
If u got any questions about China ,let me know.I‘ll try my best to help u ; )
And if u want to know more about me, leave ur comments below.
I‘m hoping to find some friends. Maybe my dream will come true in my dreams. ; )
It's already midnight here in China so, good night. Mi amigos.
I'm in the process of learning Chinese! It's not all that difficult but having a friend to help would be lovely! : )
I see you are also learning french. Hit me up if you need any help with that. Native french speaker here.
Havent thought this through lol. Its too bad Duolingo doesnt have a DM feature. Some people mentionned Discord in this thread, maybe that's a way?
Im not sure what discord is but if you have the app I can give you the Chinese club code I'm in.
absolutely ! but ur the first one saying Chinese is not difficult ! nice to meet u Cimone!
thanks in my opinion it has not been very hard but languages that people say are easier to learn can be difficult for me to learn. I'm weird like lol : )
well not to all people to learn languages are that easy. When I started to learn Korean it took about 6 years and 10 days
Cool! I probably wouldn't be much help, but I'll do anything I can if you want me to <3 Zie Jien! ;-)
maybe u can start from Chinese courses on duolingo and if u got any probs , tell me ;) by the way , my Chinese name is Qianye Meng
really! u can have a Chinese name as a begin. I just saw your introduction,so u r an army! cool!
I have many questions! I hope it is okay to ask a few! I am going to ask some beginners questions specifically for people who are still at the very beginning! - Do you have any tips that beginners often don't think when starting this language?
[Toolbox questions] We can all guess a notebook is important, but what else do we need? - What are the most important materials to have? - Is it okay/better to wait before choosing and getting a text book? - How do we know when the time is right to buy one?
Can you help us when finding resources? Could we ask... "Is the information correct?" and other questions like, "Should I keep looking?" how about "Is this phone application helpful?" or even "Do you know a place where I can find -this information-?" I hope I did not ask too many!
feel free to ask! I think the beginners should learn the culture of the country which they want to learn more. because different cultures have different taboos.
toolbox: im not quite sure about "toolbox". is it about writing or fixing?business or family? if its about writing, I think tips are very useful . and if u have diaries , various Japanese paper tapes are nice-to-have.for me, I have many small notebooks, to make schedules. I think is good for u to choose a beautiful and thick text book . if u need one, just search on the internet and get one .
sure, you can say all of them.
is not a problem! nice to meet u ; ) how can I call u?
Very sorry about the confusion!! I used toolbox as an example. I was thinking of how a toolbox would have the most important tools in it.
I wanted to know what you think are the most important supplies or learning materials to have for new beginners. Maybe you can add any ideas most beginners forget. The schedule idea was great! It can be easy to miss important things sometimes and a schedule was one I missed. Learning the culture is very important. I have spent a lot of time learning about culture first. I still don't know how or where to find and speak to a native speakers.
Hearing the language spoken is important. I have not gotten a text book yet. Many people have said to be careful when picking one. I have been told waiting a little is best.
- My name is very hard to say even for English speakers! I am not sure what to answer. Some people find their native language makes it even more difficult.
oh I see! thx for explanation!
so I think for every language , listening and speaking is the priority.so even though u do not have any textbook yet, is good for u to listen some Chinese songs.there r some singers I recommend : 陈奕迅Eason Chan, 王菲，邓丽君 Teresa Teng, 张杰Jason Zhang ····· and news report is good-to-listen.
u can also read some simple stories, to learn more words.i think begin is easy, but to keep doing is very difficult .
well, I'm a native speaker ;0
here r two text book which I think is useful:《零起点教材·"挑战汉语"系列教材·基础汉语口语》《老外学汉语（Basic Chinese for Foreigners）：基础汉字入门》 sorry I can't give u the link because I'm in china and the link is useless if u r in other countries.
wow thats interesting~
hmm, Hi Qianye Meng i use vietnam in my home town , but i want study english and chiness.
Hello Isaac, you can find people from Duolingo on Discord ;-) (text and chat voice)
Hi nao312626! Is there other places similar to Discord or possibly something kind of close to it? I was not a big fan of discord. I found it a bit messy and confusing. If not I guess I will have to think about trying it again.
Hello Sparkleli, there are different Discord(s) for languages and the application is interesting(text, voice, sharing videos, pictures ....). Each Discord is particular. You can find other applications too : Speaky, Hello Talk, Tandem, ConversationExchange ...... Good luck ! :)
oh Okay well yes there is alot of people that have Duolingo and don't have this site and still go on discard.
I am learning Chinese, I am from the Netherlands so my native language is Dutch i also speak English en a litle bit of German and French. I could really use someone who could help me with learning chinese and if you want i can teach you Dutch or tell you things about europe.
你能给我介绍一下你们主要的信仰吗？我很好奇，谢谢！ can u tell me the main religion in ur hometown?im curious:) thx！
Oh boy... I started Chinese, but it seems to be harder than every language I've ever had to learn. Will it get any easier after a while?
I have been to China and I learned Chinese it took me about 9 months to learn because I was also studying Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, and ect...
thank u ！but i don't have time like everday because i have to deal with my courses so sometime i fell helpless ：（
how can I help u ? u can practice ur Chinese here and I will correct u ;)
This is how you write your name in chinese: 是的 This is how you say it : Shì de
well not really he's asking how to say his name in chinese so u need to tell him his chinese name
Gosh you are so lucky to be able to know chinese sooooo well i'm sooo bad at it (really,really,really).I can't get the symbols right. Got any tips. :)
learn it step by step. listen more chinese songs or vidio or movies will help by the way im a native speaker in china！ヾ(ﾟ▽ﾟ)
I'm trying to learn Mandarin Chinese right now. It's such a wonderful language! I have a really hard time remembering things, though. I'm not particularly good at languages, though I have large ambitions... Any tips for easier language learning? A way to help me remember the words and characters? Thanks!
Well then what I did to remember the language was that I right them down on a piece of paper with the meaning and practice every day.
你好! I am from Bangladesh and have been learning Chinese here for the past few weeks. It's a tough language for me considering how different it is from the languages I'm used to, so it will be really great help to get some tips from someone more advanced.
Well here is a question - what are some effective ways to remember the characters so I can read, write and pronounce them right?
Hey there. Write me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if u wanna improve your russian ;)
Heyyyy! I'm looking forward to this and I love to visit China one day :D. But I've been busy looking for native Chinese speakers, want to start a group chat? Perhap this could lead to friendship :D
There's a Discord group but I think is convenient to use What's App group chat. I don't think What's App is available in China.
I'm Australian learning Chinese, besides other languages, and I've been looking for an opportunity to practice my Chinese. I'd be really interested in talking :)