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Chinese Practice Session

Thank you Di for manning the other table last Sunday!

We're moving onto Lesson 18 this week. The lesson can be found under the Files section under the More tab and can also be found here Supplementary audio files can be found here (thank you Avery for finding this!).

To participate, please print out a copy of the lesson and bring it with you to the meetup. We will go around and everyone will read and translate a portion of the text for the class. It's recommended that you read and prepare for the text beforehand. The lesson is geared towards intermediate/advanced learners but all fluency levels are welcomed to join.

See everyone Sunday!

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  • Bill F.

    Susan: I clicked "good to see you" - -- does that send you a message? I would e-mail you directly but I don't know how to get in touch with you... Would you perhaps send me a PDF for Lesson #1, traditional characters?? (or lessons #1 and #2). I feel like I need to start at the beginning. I would put my e-mail address on here, but I'm not sure if that's a bad idea for some reason, but if that's the best way I'll do it anyway (what's the worst that can happen, more spam??).
    Again, thank you for doing all of this! - Bill

    December 16, 2013

    • Susan

      Hi Bill. All of the lessons (1-18) are located at the link above. Let me know if you can't access it. To send a personal msg, you can click on the person's name and there will be an icon to send an email.

      December 16, 2013

  • Bill F.

    I have a question, does anyone have an opinion about the best way to memorize Chinese characters? Write them over and over again, of course - but in the context of sentences, or one at a time? Any suggestions about that? I've been working on it off and on for awhile, but I feel like I'm learning kind of slowly.
    Thanks!!! - Bill

    December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just missed the train. Will be a few minutes late.

    December 1, 2013

  • Susan

    Happy Thanksgiving peeps. You can find an interactive version of our lesson with audio files here: http://www.all.umn.edu/chinese_language/Courses/3032/online/. Thank you Avery for finding this!

    November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow Susan you're on a row!

    November 25, 2013

    • Susan

      I think you just jinxed me. Way to go Di...way to go... ;)

      November 25, 2013

    • Bill F.

      So I'm casting a counter-spell to keep the sessions going....From wikipedia, Jinx: It may come from Latin iynx, that is, the wryneck bird, which has occasionally been used in magic and divination and is remarkable for its ability to twist its head almost 180 degrees while hissing like a snake. The Jinx bird is found in Africa and Eurasia.

      The Online Etymology Dictionary entry for jinx states that the word was first used, as a noun, in American English in 1911. It traces it to a 17th-century word jyng, meaning "a spell", and ultimately to the Latin word iynx

      November 26, 2013

  • Bill F.

    that would be "on a roll" actually.... as in, something which is rolling along, tends to continue rolling along.

    But, you may also be "on a row", one might imagine that if you are rowing a boat, you would continue rowing along until you get where you're going. Or rowing, as in pulling the rest of us along with you perhaps??? That kind of fits!

    November 25, 2013

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