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Watching Electric Shadows on my Electric Brain

When learning a language you have to build up vocabulary, and remember it.  As infants we all learn to speak in a very natural way – every word is new, but we concentrate on the words that we need or … Continue reading

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Tones of voice – trying to learn Chinese

I’ve been learning Mandarin for 12 months now, and progress although steady is slow. My teacher is a delightful young woman who has an excellent reputation for getting older laowei like myself to speak putonghua (the people’s tongue – as … Continue reading

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