New York, NYUSA
March 3, 2011
A website once said it was 'advanced' but I doubt that. I can follow the news, and when I must, I translate stuff. I can make myself understood most of the time. My writing is appalling.
Listen to a Chinese person lecture on the marvelous and abstruse aspects of their culture and language, ask them questions about that, and more. Movies; discussions on current affairs; a film followed by a discussion of its merits, ideas raised, etc.
As yet unsure.
I grew up in Geelong and Canberra, Australia. Canberra is the capital. I knew nothing about China until around 2005, when I heard of something called "Falun Dafa." My curiosity was piqued. I started on the language in late 2007; never looked back.
I'm an Aussie. And China is my thing, big time.