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 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~
Hello Isaac, you can find people from Duolingo on Discord ;-) (text and chat voice)
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 ! :)
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.
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!
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?