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Mandarin Conversation in Longwood Medical Area 下午6点到晚上8点

  • Sep 3, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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下午6点到晚上8点

* Mandarin speakers want to practice English (and reduce their Chinese accents)? 
* English speakers want to learn Mandarin? 
* Nerdy Chinese folks want to bring friends and have a fun, FREE "outing" in Boston just talking with nerdy strangers in English or Mandarin?

Schedule: 
Before 6 pm (5:30 pm?) - free conversations - so arrive early 
6-7 - Introductions 
7-8 pm - "Expert Topical Presentations" in BOTH Mandarin AND English 
September 3 - two (2) 30-minute PowerPoint presentations 
Hanlin Fred Zhou of Northeastern University
The Idea of FREEDOM in Taoism 
Dr. Chuanjian Lv, BWH Oncologist (cancer)
OIGI - Oncologic Imaging-Guided Interventions (in cancer)

8-9:30 pm - small Mandarin-speaking groups 
8-9:30 pm - English language pronunciation and grammar workshops

After 9:30 pm - free conversations - so stay late

Our stable location is Kresge 201 in the most gracious and globally conscious Harvard School of Public Health, where health-conscious and energy-conscious building and curriculum modifications have been made.

All Mandarin speakers (and English-speakers, too) need to register IN ADVANCE to get an HSPH building permission for the night.

E-Mail [masked] to register your intent AND sign YES on this meetup.

下午6点到晚上8点3

PLEASE request by 4 pm the day before the Tuesday evening event. 

* Harvard Square to LMA is about 30 minutes on #66 bus or the M2 Harvard bus. 
* Green Line E-Line comes to the building. 
* Walking from the Orange Line takes about 5-10 minutes. 
* Walking from Brookline is about 10 minutes. 
* MFA, NEU, Wentworth, and Colleges of the Fenway are adjacent. 
* Route 9 comes right into the area. 
* Street parking is FREE from 6 pm onward.

Show your CURRENT LOCAL ID to the HSPH Security Guard, the UP the open indoor stairwell (follow signs to Kresge 201).

E-Mail [masked] and [masked] for a building pass if you don't have a Harvard ID; we convene in Kresge 201; you will ask the HSPH security guard where that is.

Read more:  http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/grp/4005487142.html

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  • David L.

    That was a lot of fun, I enjoyed meeting everyone I spoke with and hope to meet more people next week. I need to practice more!!

    1 · September 4, 2013

  • Maynard S. C.

    The two expert speakers were quite good, and we had plenty of time to chat in Mandarin, English, and (curiously) Spanish.

    September 3, 2013

  • steve

    I understand I have to do something to gain access to the building but I'm not sure what. I plan on just showing up. If I need to do something else I hope someone will let me know.

    September 2, 2013

  • Maynard S. C.

    Xiao Guo
    The results or effects of something can be discussed with the Mandarin Chinese xiào guǒ.

    Example:

    Zhègè zhǐtòng yào xiàoguǒ hěnhǎo.
    This pain reliever works very well.

    Traditional Characters:
    這個止痛藥效果很好。
    Simplified Characters:
    这个止痛药效果很好。

    September 1, 2013

  • Maynard S. C.

    Si Kao
    Talk about the act of thinking with the Mandarin Chinese sī kǎo.

    Example:

    Rén yào yǒu dúlì sīkǎo de nénglì.
    People should be able to think for themselves. Traditional Characters:
    人要有獨立思考的能力。
    Simplified Characters:
    人要有独立思考的能力。

    August 31, 2013

  • Maynard S. C.

    Today's Word
    Ding Qi
    Things which occur regularly can be described with the Mandarin Chinese dìng qī.

    Example:

    Dìngqī jiànkāng jiǎnchá shì yǒu bìyào de.
    Regular health exams are necessary. Traditional Characters:
    定期健康檢查是有必要的。
    Simplified Characters:
    定期健康检查是有必要的。

    August 30, 2013

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