John T.

Location:

Vancouver, BC

Member since:

October 21, 2011

Why would you like to join the Vancouver Mandarin Chinese Meetup Group?

我 想 了解 中文! = I want to learn Chinese!

What's your level in Mandarin Chinese?

I'm a beginner. All this took me at least an hour to do in Mandarin - but I reviewed a lot AND learned a lot! And yes, I DID save a copy of the Mandarin - NEVER trust a computer!

Where are you originally from and what is your mother tongue?

I'm from Canada and English is my mother tongue. When I was learning to talk, however, I was exposed to Chinese - tho it may have been Cantonese, I don't recall; I was young at the time … The very first candy I recall was preserved plum & ginger given to me by Chinese University students who boarded with us. 8^) After 55 years is it a factor?? My Dad taught me to say "psychosomatic", etc. as a joke - did those guys teach me to say "Ni hao"? … or "Lay ho"??

Introduction

Oh, my! Just typed this in Mandarin - it ENTERED OK But wouldn't SAVE 'zhongwen'! I am a retired high school teacher (science, etc). In retirement I have taken to languages with a focus on Mandarin as our one daughter lives in Taiwan.


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