Learn Mandarin Newsletter 3
你好 (NiHao!) and welcome to the Third Edition of the Learn Mandarin Newsletter.
This week at the home of Learn Mandarin:
I’m excited to announce that our first Chinese Children’s book was published on Amazon yesterday. You can read more about it here. If you’re currently a subscriber, you can download the book here. Otherwise, it’s available on Amazon worldwide.
Mandarin Conversation Week 3
你去过北京吗？ Ni Qu 🛫 Guo Beijing Ma? Have you been to Beijing?
是的，我去过。你呢？ShiDe, Wo Qu ✈️ Guo. Ni Ne? Yes, I’ve been. And you?
我还没去过。你喜欢吗？ Wo Hai MeiYou Qu Guo. Ni XiHuan Ma? I haven’t been yet. Do you like it?
我非常喜欢北京. Wo FeiChang XiHuan Beijing 😍. I really like Beijing 🏙️
你给我看看你的照片吧！Ni Gei Wo KanKan Ni De ZhaoPian 🌇 Ba! Why don’t you show me your photos! 🤳
好的好的！HaoDe HaoDe! Okay!
Chinese Language Note
北 (Bei) means North and 京 (Jing) means Capital. Beijing literally means Northern Capital. Nanjing means Southern Capital which was indeed the case for a long time.
Cool Language App
Pleco — a nice Chinese language dictionary that works for Apple and Android devices.
Book of the Week
I’m currently reading, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China on Scribd. It’s the true story of three generations of women and goes from the last days of Imperial China to the Japanese Occupation, Civil War, Revolution and post Mao era. It’s quite a depressing read but still a great one.
3 Habits of Successful Language Learners — This is an old article from Tech Crunch about the habits to adopt when learning a new language
If you have any comments or questions, please email me on support @ learnmandarin.com.au. I’d love to hear from you.
Stay safe and healthy until next time!