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Mandarin Corner?

Postby kd » Thu, 21 May 2009 3:14 pm

Hi,
I have studied Chinese for several years and have lived and studied in China. I'm noticing that my spoken mandarin is slowly deteriorating through lack of practise and I'm wondering if anyone knows of a mandarin corner or a group that get together once a week to speak mandarin? Or any other way of keeping up with your spoken language besides taking a course?
Any ideas welcome...

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Postby cattidudette » Fri, 22 May 2009 4:00 pm

Hi kd,

I speak Mandarin and "was" pretty good at it. I'm still fluent but probably won't be able to teach much but a conversation is fine. I'm a Singapore Chinese.

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Postby DragonyxXL » Fri, 22 May 2009 7:41 pm

Same here, studied for 2 years, would love to keep it up.
Now all we need is a native speaker and we can have some serious talking get otgether. :)

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Native speaker..

Postby kd » Mon, 25 May 2009 8:47 am

Yes, anyone know one? hee hee

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Postby cattidudette » Mon, 25 May 2009 3:01 pm

That will be me! I wouldn't consider myself native but I grew up in a Chinese-speaking family. I write, speak and pretty much a master in hanyu pinyin, haha.

Feel free to write to me if you need help in Chinese. That's what I do with my American friend.

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Postby kd » Mon, 25 May 2009 9:33 pm

Ok guys, well I'm really keen to set up a group that meets once a week or once every two weeks and just speaks mandarin. Maybe have a dinner or an event or just go see a movie. Is anyone keen for that?

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Postby sstoner » Tue, 26 May 2009 12:24 am

that sounds interesting...speaking mandarin in a group with non-native chinese speaking ppl. where we chinese sometimes don't even speak mandarin among ourselves. i am definitely in for this. i can introduce more chinese speaking frens to you. by the way, i am Chinese lady from Malaysia... I can teach u Malay language (bahasa Melayu) if you are keen to. ;)

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Postby Skeffie » Tue, 26 May 2009 2:05 pm

Count me in as well!! I'm facing the same problem. Studied Mandarin in China before for 1,5 year, but now my mandarin is getting worse and worse :(. Would very much like to use/practice it once a week or so!

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Postby cattidudette » Tue, 26 May 2009 6:20 pm

Maybe you guys should start typing in Chinese here for a start, haha.

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Postby singapudlian » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:14 am

i've been studying for a couple of years too but desperately need to practice more, would love to come along to a mandarin corner if you are organising one!

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Mandarin Corner #1!

Postby kd » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 11:29 am

Ok! Let's do this thing...
8:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday 9, June @ BREEKS cafe in Marina Square.
Please let me know who will make it because I'll try to book a table.
Thanks!

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i am a Chinese gil in Singapore

Postby suehuang » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 5:18 pm

Hello..i am good at Mandarin ,because i am a Chinese in Singapore...i need to study in English, but if you can exchange language with me , wo can teach each other ... i like to travel , swim ,and sing ...i have 2 years experience as tour guide in China ..

By the way ,if you are have a group to practice the Mandarin ,i 'd like to attend ...

I am stay in Singapore for 2 months , so i have no friends except my boyfriend .so i'd like to make friends with u if you don't mind ..

my msn is : huangrong621@hotmail.com
Just enjoy life...

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All welcome

Postby kd » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:15 pm

ALL welcome! Just let me know if you're going to come for sure so I can book a table. Also, let me know if you want to come but have a timing clash because if enough people can't make it I'll change the time/date

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Postby kd » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:16 pm

Also, for those of you have sent me private messages I can't answer them so please just post it on here.
Thanks

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hey,i am sue

Postby suehuang » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:26 pm

hello, kd..

how can i contact with u ?

my msn is :huangrong621@hotmail.com

you can contact feel free if you need to practice it ...
Just enjoy life...


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