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Embarrassing experiences learning Mandarin

( Updated: 2014-11-17 13:53

Lu (Holland)

I didn't have really embarrassing moments in China. Once I used 京城 for capital, and my language partner laughed at me and then told me that was really wenyanwen (literal), and that I should use 首都.

Back in Holland I once said something like 她妈去了中国, meaning to say her mother went to China, which gave my language partner here quite a laugh. One must be very careful with saying 'his/her mother', it easily comes out wrong...

Embarrassing experiences learning Mandarin

Xinuo from Moscow, Russia is majored in Mandarin in Shandong University, in Jinan.

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