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Chinese-style Speech Night (w/ chengyu)

Are you interested in giving presentations/speeches in Mandarin, and want to master the art of using chengyu? If so, this event is for you! We'll select a few chengyu to study each time, and each prepare a brief story/presentation/speech to deliver to the group. This is best suited for intermediate+ speakers, as it will be a Chinese-only meetup, but anyone is welcome to come and listen.

For those interested in attending, feel free to post a venue suggestion.

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  • Philip R.

    That was fun guys! These chengyu all came up at the dinner:
    偷工减料
    自由自在
    人山人海
    活到老学到老
    一不做,二不休
    一头雾水
    骑虎难下
    洗耳恭听
    画蛇添足/画龙点睛
    井底之蛙
    杞人忧天
    一言难尽
    把酒言欢,不见不散
    Please post if I missed any. For the challenge part of next time, you should use these and the new chengyu of that day as much as possible.

    I'll also start a chengyu discussion since that may be easier to find than this page.

    2 · February 20, 2013

    • Becky C.

      February 21, 2013

    • Becky C.

      Ooops! I need to work on my Chinese typing skills.

      February 21, 2013

  • Michael T

    it was a lot of fun last night. You guys are fun, too. Hope to attend a similar event like this next time.

    February 21, 2013

  • Dave R.

    很高兴认识你们.

    February 21, 2013

  • kelvin l.

    lots of fun and met some fun and wonderful people while keeping my chinese sharp! =)

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologizes for not clarifying sooner, Becky. Since I've made the reservation, I'm keeping this to Bamboo Garden in Queen Anne for tonight.

    February 20, 2013

  • Becky C.

    Queen Anne is Bamboo Garden, sorry again.

    February 20, 2013

  • Becky C.

    Is the reservation at Green Lake's Bamboo Village, 4900 Stoneway N. or lowere Queen Anne's Bamboo Village, a vegetarian restaurant?
    Sorry for the confusion...

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Anny - Sorry to hear that! I hope you can make it another time.
    @Charles - We'll probably be wrapping up around 9 pm, but I can't say for sure.
    @Philip - If you'd like, you can prepare something based off of Becky's list (that's my plan): http://carlgene.com/blog/2010/07/20-actually-useful-chengyu-%E6%88%90%E8%AF%AD/

    February 20, 2013

  • Anny C.

    Wish I could go, but it's hard to go into the city for events on a week night. Ever do events on the East side. I've been looking for a group to practice my speaking with since I moved back to the states from Taiwan.

    February 20, 2013

  • Philip R.

    Not sure I will have something interesting to say myself, but I can read short Chinese explanations from my book of chengyus.

    February 20, 2013

  • Charles W.

    When does it close?

    February 20, 2013

  • Charles W.

    So if I come... Two hours late...still going strong mayhaps?

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Becky, that's a very helpful resource! I'm for working off that list until it's exhausted.

    February 19, 2013

  • Yanapol B S.

    杯酒言歡, 不見不散!

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Becky, thanks for the suggestion. I'll give Bamboo Garden a call later and see if they have room.

    @Adam - Sorry to hear you can't make it, but this will be a regular meetup, so there will be more opportunities. Content wise, there's still some progress to be made, as we've yet to try out this type of event. I'm definitely open to suggestions, so feel free to send them my way!

    February 17, 2013

  • Becky C.

    Wine, tea and Chocolate in Fremont? I can try to reserve a room...Green Lake's Bamboo Garden is not busy at night. If some of us eat there I am sure we can linger...

    February 14, 2013

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