Greetings,

A while back I started a thread asking advice about learning to speak Chinese and it seems to have been lost or deleted.

Anyway, today was my first day. Wow, it'll be tough. I have to learn to read and write 25 words each week (which may be a low number, I don't know) as well as the pinyin for it and in each class, we are quized and have to write the dialog of some scene in pictures to make sure we actually did our homework. This first level course is a 200 word vocabulary and I have to write a 150 word essay for the final.

Some of the sounds are very difficult for me to make being an English speaker and all...

In all, it'll be loads of fun. We we writing the word for "wife" and I accidentally put a mark in the wrong place and turned it into "dog"... he he... this will be tough...


Thanks,
_Shawn
Posted on 2004-08-27 00:22:51 by _Shawn
I would how is that possible :grin:

Oh Oh you miswrote tai tai
Posted on 2004-08-27 06:17:38 by roticv
Yes, that was the random dot that I put up there... :-D


Thans,
_Shawn
Posted on 2004-08-27 11:31:29 by _Shawn
Fortunately you are not married :-D
Posted on 2004-08-27 11:38:58 by pelaillo
Actually, I am married but she won't be learning Chinese and doesn't read these boards... so I'm off the hook for now...


Thanks,
_Shawn
Posted on 2004-08-27 12:21:58 by _Shawn
i dont know Chinese but I thought that this last sign, (before "?") means Sky.
Posted on 2004-08-28 10:50:05 by AceEmbler
Sky (tian in hanyupinyin) looks like
Posted on 2004-08-29 00:26:44 by roticv
Ni hao ma?
Posted on 2004-08-29 11:13:54 by iblis
mama hu hu, ni ne?

Note: can't type hu-hu together or else the board sensors it like this: huhu. try it...


Thanks,
Shawn
Posted on 2004-08-29 22:41:27 by _Shawn
It means dog ("quan" in pinyin, pronounced as "chuyuan") actually.

i dont know Chinese but I thought that this last sign, (before "?") means Sky.
Posted on 2004-08-29 22:46:55 by optimus
I changed my language settings so I can enter Simplified Chinese pinyin in WindowsXP Pro SP1. My teacher wants the esseays turned in typed in both tradition and simplified, how do I make it so I can type in traditional characters?


Thanks,
_Shawn
Posted on 2004-08-29 23:36:02 by _Shawn
huhu :)

As other newsworthy stuff I can tell you that it's been 1337 days since new year 2001 :)
Posted on 2004-08-30 07:05:23 by JimmyClif
Unicode can handle both simp. & trad. chars. There should be an option on the input method window.

I changed my language settings so I can enter Simplified Chinese pinyin in WindowsXP Pro SP1. My teacher wants the esseays turned in typed in both tradition and simplified, how do I make it so I can type in traditional characters?


Thanks,
_Shawn
Posted on 2004-08-30 19:46:54 by optimus
Okay, I saw it in the input window with Office 2003 installed... but with XP installed I didn't have an input window... does it have anything to do with Office or is it just me?

????


Thanks,
_Shawn
Posted on 2004-08-31 00:16:14 by _Shawn
Windows XP comes with microsoft pinyin, Office 2003 comes with an upgraded version of that. I think they have the same interface. You can press CTRL-SPACE to call out the input windowit, and press CTRL-SHIFT to switch between the installed input methods. If u still don't see the input window, click on the ms pinyin icon and choose "?????" (show language bar) from the menu.
I recommend u a pinyin software called zi guang pinyin (????), it's more convenient to use than microsoft's one.

Just like...
Win32??
Win32??
Win32 Assembly
Posted on 2004-08-31 00:35:32 by optimus
Just like...
Win32??
Win32??
Win32 Assembly

above is (charset=GB2312, simp. chinese).

below is (charset=Big5, trad. chinese):

Assembly: ??; ????.
Assemble: ??.
Assembler: ???.

Win32 Assembly: ?? 32 ??.
MASM32: ?? 32.
Macro Assembler: ?? ???.

Microsoft: ??; ????? ??????
Posted on 2004-08-31 03:09:03 by Kestrel
This is tough. Just going through 50 repititions of each of the 25 words to learn to write them and read them and hopefully remember them is difficult. As soon as I move 5 characters later, I almost forgot the previous. This won't be easy. How do the Chinese learn it? The same way?



Thanks,
_Shawn
Posted on 2004-09-01 01:28:50 by _Shawn
u have to be born with it
Posted on 2004-09-01 01:36:35 by comrade
I don't know. I think I started off learning my chinese name. Anyway there are quite of number of non-chinese chinese-speakers who speaks perfect chinese. I am utterly impressed by them.
Posted on 2004-09-01 02:31:27 by roticv
Well, I took my first test and scored 100%... guess I'm learning something. All I was tested on was some common greetings and the numbers 1-10... nothing complicated, and we had to do some pitch recognition, which is a royal pain but I think I'm getting the hang of it.



Thanks,
_Shawn
Posted on 2004-09-03 12:37:51 by _Shawn