Tag Archives: chinese

Chengdu

Whatever my expectations here were, it’s really hard to say. I didn’t know what I would find, but it’s not really like I would have guessed. The city of Chengdu, at least in the area we are in, reminds me … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017-06, Chengdu, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Letter from Felix

I’d like to introduce you to my new friend Felix. My nephew couldn’t stuff himself in an envelope and still get through customs, so he sent Felix instead. Felix is a rabbit who travels the world and brings back stories, … Continue reading

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Posted in 2016-12, Taiwan, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Catching Fragments

I just realized something that makes Mandarin a much harder language to pick up. I understand Spanish. For the most part, the language is similar to English, and I can pick out words to figure out what is going on. … Continue reading

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Posted in 2016-11, Taiwan, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adaptation

When I’m learning a language, everything begins as a tongue twister. There is a big difference for me between learning grammar and words, and really learning a language. The accent matters, taking the time to retrain your mouth and tongue … Continue reading

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