https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Are there any English native speakers who want to practice Chinese with a native Chinese speaker

Hi, everybody, My name is Terry Su, I'm a native Chinese speaker, a front-end engineer(a programmer) and love English very much.

My blog website: https://terry-su.github.io Blogs are now mainly about technology, but just ignore it.

I've learned English seriously these years and kept practicing thinking in English, and it turns out that now I can express my ideas in English naturally without interpreting them from Chinese, though it may be non-native.

I hope that I could chat with some English native speakers who want to chat with a native Chinese speakers too, and I'll make some advice for them or just chat with them freely. Maybe we could be friends at following time. And it's a pleasure if you could teach me how to write or speak more natively in English too.

The way to contact me: https://terry-su.github.io/blog/detail/about-author.html
Or we can chat on discord club(a chat platform) directly: https://discordapp.com/invite/fdKgESs

That's all, nice to meet all of you :)

September 22, 2018

55 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/BafouillCharabia

I'm french, and I just began learn chinese. But I'd be glad to exchange few words with you when I'll be able to. Could it be ?

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Surely, it's nice. what's your twitter? I'll communicate with you

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BafouillCharabia

hi, I don't use twitter. Do you use this one : theterrysu@163.com ? THanks :)

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Yeah, it's my email. we could communicate with each other using email at first :D

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TARDISToni

你好, Terry! I have been learning Chinese for over 30 years now - since 1985 - but my Chinese is very rusty from lack of use, and I have noticed that some of my vocabulary (and maybe even some of my grammar) has become dated over time. I would be interested in conversing with you from time to time, to try to get back in practice and 'modernize' my Chinese!

I don't use Instagram, and I have a Twitter account, but I only very rarely use it. I do use Facebook and Messenger (originally called Facebook Messenger). Could we use the latter as a chat medium?

You are going to have a lot of new friends after this post. You'll be very busy! :)

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Hi, Toni, sorry to reply a little late for I've gotten a bad fever today before 中秋节(tomorrow) . You're a language expert! And it amazed me that you have learned Chinese for over 30 years, which are even bigger than my ages. But it's okay, you must be a great learner, with good perseverance quality and more.

I'm interested in conversing with you too(just learned this kind of expression way from you :) ). As a fact that you already have lots of Chinese knowledge accumulation, it would be a easy for me to help you to use(write or speak) latest Chinese more natively.

I've just applied a facebook account, it's verifying now.

This is my twitter homepage: https://twitter.com/theterrysu Before the facebook account verified, maybe we could chat on twitter with its "message function" in real-time temporarily.

与君初相识,犹如故人归。

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TARDISToni

Hi Terry,

Sorry! I was not clear. To use Messenger, I don't think you actually need to use Facebook. I'm not 100% sure, though. Try looking for Messenger on Google Play Store, or try this link. Facebook is OK too, but it's full-on social media; you don't need it just to chat. :-)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.orca

Try that, and let me know if you can install it, and what your username is.

My Twitter handle is @toniskids, but again, I rarely use it. Sometimes not for months. The picture shows me walking on a beach. I think my Facebook username is the same; I'll have to check.

"与君初相识,犹如故人归。"

这个没听过。 孔子曰 吗?

我很高兴认识你,期待结交朋友!

唐丽 (我的中文名字)

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Really appreciate for the link provided. For some reason, now I can only use chrome browser on Mac rather than mobile phone to visit foreign websites. What a pity, we cannot upload pictures here or I would show the screenshot of Messager official website which says we've got to use a Facebook account to login in.

But these things don't matter. I've added the info about how to contact me in the most top post, actually email can be the basic tool, hope it helps.

Do you have any Chinese search engines, like BaiDu? If so, you would know what the famous Chinese poem sentence "与君初相识,犹如故人归" means: 跟一个人初次见面,就好像老朋友一样亲切。

我也很高兴认识你,说不定我们能成为很好的朋友。

苏溪云

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

唐丽, 感谢Hasnain, 现在我们可以直接在 https://discordapp.com/invite/fdKgESs 上聊天了

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hasnain_

Hey Terry-Su! I guess we're both on the same page :) I'm a front-end developer to we could help each others in web development. I'm looking forward to learning chinese, why not start a group chat? we could all exchange few words. :)

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Hey Hasnain! It's a unbelievable that we can meet here rather than on reddit, on medium or at somewhere else :)
But how to start? I found no buttons here used to start a group chat, maybe the app has locked some features in some countries. But I do use discord, twitter and email, we could communicate via one of them, or could you recommend an easiest and most direct way? :)

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hasnain_

I would say discord you should make a server and invite me and others :)

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hasnain_

Here's my discord username: Hasnain#1601

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hasnain_

There isn't any button here to start group chat but if you know what I am mean :D

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Got it. Here's the link: https://discordapp.com/invite/fdKgESs

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Maskador

Nice to meet you! I would like the opportunity to chat with you Terry.

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Hi, Maskador, glad to meet you too. What's your twitter? My twitter is @theterrysu, maybe we could chat on it, or do you know any other chatting platforms, I'll join it.

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Maskador

I just tried to find you on Twitter with no luck. I'm @Maskador2, please follow me.

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

cuz I changed my user name yesterday, maybe the system would take some time to update it. I've followed you and it's free to chat here or on "twitter message" in real-time.

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IuliaAlexa5

Hello! I would like to learn chinese too.

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Hello, Iulia Alexa, nice to meet you, I'll contact with you on instagram.

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AyamPokPok

I would love to have an opportunity to chat with you!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Hello Pok, it's a pleasure to chat with you too. How about you? Why do you learn Chinese? ?You can just use Chinese or both English and Chinese to reply, or if you'd like to chat with me in real-time, we could find a platform to do it.

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamThomas525806

Hello Terry,

My name is Liam. I live in the U.S and speak perfect English, and am trying to learn mandarin. If at all possible could you please give me some helpful tips?

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Hi Liam,

Perfect English, cool! It may be a little difficult for me to give tips for Chinese beginners currently cuz it's totally a new thing to teach someone how to start Chinese, however, I will list some links here as the guides I selected from ZhiHu(quora of China) and quora, hope it can be helpful:

  1. from ZhiHu(you need to use chrome to translate it into English, it's worthy): https://www.zhihu.com/question/19975034

  2. from quora: https://www.quora.com/Where-can-I-learn-Mandarin-Chinese-online

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamThomas525806

Thank you Terry.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

You're welcome. Although I haven't enough experience to instruct someone to start Chinese, I can help solve every real use case of Chinese in your further learning.

Maybe we could have a chat, if you have any Chinese puzzles, just tell me, and I may inquire some advice for my new articles too. How to contact you?

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamThomas525806

I do have an instagram account, or I could create a club on mobile Duolingo and we could communicate via that.

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Surely, Liam, is it the discord? I found duolingo app may have different features in different countries, for example, I cannot find a place where to create a club on mobile Duolingo or on web Duolingo.

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin_YJH

老兄哪里人

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

哈哈,四川人,老兄你呢

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/wolfbae101

Hi i have a school account and i have just started chinese help?BTW I'm not very good at chinese and my name is khaya i'm a native zulu speaker not really sure if that helps though

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Hi khaya, it's okay if you're not a native English speaker, for we both can improve out English writing skill while we're communicating. If you encountered some very difficult point to understand when learning Chinese, just tell me.

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Millerkids1

I've been learning Chinese for about 2-3 now and I'd like to talk to a native speaker if I can. I don't have social media but I do have Discord. I'm also only 16 just to put that out there. I'm not sure how old you are.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Great, you must be able to use Chinese well. I'm 24, but age won't be a problem as becoming pen pals. I do have a discord account on Duolingo channel: https://discordapp.com/invite/8YmCNfa, just search"Terry Su", then send a message to me, I'll reply as soon as possible.

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ZizhanWu

哇,程序猿小哥!收藏了

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

老乡见老乡,两眼泪汪汪!:D

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/wolfbae101

thanks Terry niyabonga (means thanks in zulu.)

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

My pleasure, khaya

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AsianPotatoez

I’d love to be able to chat with you. I wanted to learn Chinese so I could understand my parents but I failed twice in Chinese school. I find it super helpful being able to practice with you and help each other out. I will try to contact you on discord as soon as possible. :)

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Absolutely a good idea that improving a language by practicing it with native speakers! Waiting for you on discord too :D.

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Embara

Hey, Terry. I am thinking of joining the discord chat at some point in order to work on my Chinese. However, I am not very confident in my fluency just yet, so in the meantime, I wanted to offer my input in regards to any English grammar questions you might have - or just general conversation. I know you've potentially found some other people to talk with already, and that's fine. I just thought I'd make an offer. If you're interested, I'll probably just email you, since I don't use a lot of social media.

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

Hi, Embara, your offer is very nice and fascinating to me, and I'm glad to help you practice and enhance your Chinese. Actually, the more practice you take, the more fluent you will be, as what I have acquired from learning English. General conversation is very helpful, but because of the time difference, email is absolutely a more appropriate way, just email me, let's chat there.

October 23, 2018

[deactivated user]

    Hey. I was wondering if you also teach beginners?

    November 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Terry-Su

    Hey, although I don't teach Chinese, if you wanna practice Chinese with me and other Chinese learners, you could join the discord club above, never mind of which Chinese level you are now.

    November 7, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      i'm english and learning chinese.

      November 27, 2018

      [deactivated user]

        Sure

        November 27, 2018
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