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Embarrassing experiences learning Mandarin

( Updated: 2014-11-17 13:53

Roddy (US)

I work with a woman whose name is Guo Jia - the same as 'country' or 'nation' (国家), apart from the tones which I'm lousy at anyway. One day someone came into the office while she was out, pointed at the empty desk and asked who it belonged to. In best revolutionary fashion I replied 'The desk belongs to the nation'.

Embarrassing experiences learning Mandarin

Tang Chaorong, founder of the Tang Ren school, is giving a lesson to the participants of a mandarin course at the "Tang Ren" Chinese school for language and culture, on february 14, 2006 in Winterthur, Switzerland.

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