I’m thinking that I can never give a good answer to why I am learning a foreign language. If a Korean asks me why I’m learning Korean, I will say Park Yong Ha’s death. I get a hunch that it’s an answer no Korean would appreciate. If a Chinese asks me why I’m learning Chinese, I will answer: UNIQ. I’m sure I will get a puzzled look: UNIQ? UNIQ who?
But then again, I don’t know anyone, I have zero friend, no one will ask me this question, so I don’t have to worry about giving an appropriate or politically correct answer. 😀
Yesterday I bought an app version of a Japanese textbook for learning Chinese: ゼロからカンタン中国語 会話編 (Easy Chinese from Zero – Conversation) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.nec.app.android.zerokan_china3 300 yen. The textbook would cost me more so I consider it cheap.
There are 50 mini lessons in the app, with audio, quizzes, and vocabulary list. I really like it. I read until lesson 10 yesterday. Today I’ll start from lesson 11.
Do you … ?
Nǐ chōuyān ma?
Do you smoke?
Nǐ dǎ gāo’ěrfūqiú ma?
Do you play golf?
抽烟 chōuyān =to smoke
高尔夫球 gāo’ěrfūqiú = golf, golf ball (transliteration of ‘golf’ + ball?)
打高尔夫球 dǎgāo’ěrfūqiú = to play golf
Oh-oh, it’s Friday. 今天星期五。I’ve got so much to do on Friday. I have to go now. Bye! 再见。 ###