Hong KongHong Kong
May 21, 2012
At present, I'm not learning Chinese professionally. However, I do converse in Chinese each day at work and leisure. (Both Cantonese and Mandarin). On another hand, I am starting to learn Japanese, which kind of helps with picking up a chinese word or two :)
I'm self-taught in respect to my mandarin as far as speaking goes. I don't read Chinese much (and when I mean much, I meant much of nothing). Native English speaker - and some bit of Cantonese and Mandarin wedged between!
An excellent environment to speak shamelessly about any topic (and hopefully not insult anybody) ;) I learnt a few new Cantonese phrases, which is always cool.