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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

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.

September 15, 2018

116 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cimone519502

I'm in the process of learning Chinese! It's not all that difficult but having a friend to help would be lovely! : )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cimone519502

My name is Cimone and I am from America lol : )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martinolog

I see you are also learning french. Hit me up if you need any help with that. Native french speaker here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cimone519502

ok I will... how would I do that exactly? lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martinolog

Would love to join your club, I do have the app :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cimone519502

the name is Master's of Chi! code is 36VSV6


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

aww i can't see what's in club maybe it's because im in china so sad


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cimone519502

thanks for joining!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martinolog

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cimone519502

Im not sure what discord is but if you have the app I can give you the Chinese club code I'm in.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

absolutely ! but ur the first one saying Chinese is not difficult ! nice to meet u Cimone!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cimone519502

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 : )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

wow that's interest lol

我很好奇美国有什么好吃的食物?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cimone519502

nice to me you too :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

nice to meet you all to


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DesertRose353

Cool! I probably wouldn't be much help, but I'll do anything I can if you want me to <3 Zie Jien! ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hasnain_

This is the link - https://discordapp.com/invite/fdKgESs If you want to learn Chinese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hasnain_

If you want to learn Chinese here the Discord link - https://discordapp.com/invite/fdKgESs


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

I wan to learn i only know a little


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

really! u can have a Chinese name as a begin. I just saw your introduction,so u r an army! cool!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

by the way, have u ever been to china?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

yea i am and yes i do and yes i have


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarillaSparkling

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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarillaSparkling

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.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

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~


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrT1417

be my friend ^^.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

hi, there! may I know ur name? and where r u from?

nice to meet u )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrT1417

Hi Qianye Meng , My english name is Ken . and i from viet nam .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

oh Vietnam! what language do u use in your hometown?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrT1417

hmm, Hi Qianye Meng i use vietnam in my home town , but i want study english and chiness.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

You can. I am and many other people are.Why???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarillaSparkling

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nao312626

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 ! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nanase4367

I am interested in improving


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

oh Okay well yes there is alot of people that have Duolingo and don't have this site and still go on discard.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

The people on discard are very helpful tho


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JorisHageman

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

ok I really want to learn some more German


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

bravo! nice to meet u !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JorisHageman

Nice to meet you too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

your profile is 天安门广场? 你去过天安门广场吗?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JorisHageman

I have never been to china


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

I have it is soo beautiful


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

你应该来参观一下(*>◡❛)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

do u have special religion in Netherland ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JorisHageman

nobody is talking to you Tae-Tae-here-cuz


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JorisHageman

We have a lot of religons in the netherlands


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martinolog

你好,我是Phil。我是加拿大人。因为我想去中国和台湾旅游,所以我想学习汉语一下。


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cimone519502

嗨菲尔,我认为你的加拿大人超级酷!我有一天也想去中国旅游哈哈!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

我认为“你们”加拿大人 but just say "我认为加拿大人超级酷“is ok


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

is “学习一下汉语”


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

but most of time just say "学习汉语“ is ok.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

你想去哪个城市?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

Phil and Cimone , 你们的汉语很棒!加油!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martinolog

我已经去了台北,很喜欢!我想去北京,上海,香港。。。


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

你去过台湾(台北)!那里的食物怎么样? 我住在北京,你可以来故宫博物院palace museum参观! 我一直很想去香港玩(ノ>▽<。)ノ


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AxMyIz

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

its always difficult to start. keep it , u will make progress!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vantesnini

Have you always been in China because your English is pretty good :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

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...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vantesnini

Good job! Well good luck in Korean I'm learning that for JK


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

ohh OK i am army but I am learning it for my fam mainly my cuz


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

may I ask what is "jk"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cimone519502

Jk means just kidding lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

I was born in china and keen on speaking English ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vantesnini

You're doing a really good job ;) keep the good streak!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

thank u !but i don't have time like everday because i have to deal with my courses so sometime i fell helpless :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

Im a native Chinese speaker~ ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roobee2sday

What's your discord?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

你最喜欢的食物是?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

你们国家最有名的食物是什么?你喜欢吃吗?;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

how can I help u ? u can practice ur Chinese here and I will correct u ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Muzamalsal

my name Muzamil? how i write in chinese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

This is how you write your name in chinese: 是的 This is how you say it : Shì de


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

well not really he's asking how to say his name in chinese so u need to tell him his chinese name


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

maybe it's木扎米尔


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

我叫穆扎米尔or我的我的中文名字是穆扎米尔


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wolfbae101

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. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsaacMeng

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)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DesertRose353

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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AyazHossain

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/herr_Wald

Hey there. Write me (sokoloff_vl@mail.ru) if u wanna improve your russian ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wolfbae101

OMG how do you know so much i'm khaya and my native language is zulu


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hasnain_

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hasnain_

What do you mean by "who?" :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

Who are you talking too???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

oh ok.uuuuuummm. you have never been to China???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoongMin-Life

Do you want to go????


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roobee2sday

I'd be in the group chat if you'd let me :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hasnain_

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hasnain_

Here's the discord link - https://discordapp.com/invite/fdKgESs Terry Su is the admin


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roobee2sday

Hi!

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 :)

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