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Annie G

Location:

Washington, DC

Member since:

December 22, 2013

How would you describe your level of Chinese? (Eg it's my native language OR I don't speak it OR I learned some dialect from my family but little Mandarin, OR I can speak a few words, simple conversations, etc.)

simple conversations

What kind of events and activities would you be interested in? What would you like to do at our events?

I would be interested in anything, food, trips to exhibits, language exchanges

Where did you grow up? How did you learn Chinese? Tell us your story.

I grew up in Potomac, MD. I only started learning Chinese in my last year of college, but I have been fascinated by Chinese culture, and Asian cultures in general, since i was a child. When I graduated from college I went to Shanghai to work as an english teacher for a year, and now that I am back I am determined not to let what I've learned and experienced fade.

What could this group provide for you that no other Meetup could?

It would provide an excellent and active environment for practicing my Mandarin while allowing me to continue to explore Chinese culture. It goes above and beyond what most other language or culture focused groups seem to be doing.

What are your favorite Chinese dishes and foods?

牛肉拉面, 小考,hot pot, and anything containing lotus root.

Introduction

I am a young professional born and raised in DC. I worked as an english teacher in Shanghai and now that I'm back in the states, I don't want to completely loose my mandarin. And I would definitely appreciate advice on just where to get good baozi!


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