Sunday, September 25, 2011

三明治 (sān míng zhì)

I'm still at a low enough level that almost everything is a new word. I know some food words but the day before yesterday was Chinese study day and I realized I didn't know "sandwich" so I looked it up and hope to memorize it. Eating a SANd which in the Meiji period! History helps! haha

Monday, August 1, 2011

王八蛋 (wángbādàn)

Well, I haven't posted in this learning blog for awhile. How can I learn if I don't post here?! Not posting makes me a "son of a bitch" or something you say to chide people harshly. Oops! I'll try to post more often.

Friday, March 18, 2011

节电 (jié diàn)

A new word that is perfect for after the earthquake. After the earthquake they are asking everyone to turn off unused lights to "*save energy*", by conserving energy we can try to avoid blackouts. Wild times!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

我会说一点点 (wǒ huì shuō yī diǎndiǎn)

Every blog has a first entry and this blog starts here. The current title of this blog (wo hui shuo yi dian dian) means of course, I can speak a little (Chinese). I hope that is correct, but thats the whole point. I am going to try to get serious with my Chinese studies, well, at least a little more serious. I hope by blogging new words and phrases as they come to me, I will learn more and remember more. This blog is not a diary, I will mostly just post new words and what not. I will post pinyin with all characters (at least for now) and I will mostly use simplified chinese characters. To be honest, I like traditional characters better (they are easier to read) but simplified is what most of my self study books use. I might post either set of characters though. My goal is to speak Chinese with no problem, will I get there? I hope so. 再见[zaijian]