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Jennifer Li

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Jennifer Li

https://youtu.be/WvI6tb-v57E

We can learn Chinese from kids. Just started a YouTube channel for kids and beginners to  learn Mandarin Chinese from daily life. First focus on listening and speaking and then move on to reading and writing.

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Shelley

Well I managed to watch about half of this before I had to give up.

 

I am sorry to say I think this is the worst idea I have seen for a while. I don't want to sound like a 3 year old child.

 

Why did we not learn a word for Party. This sounded like chinglish which I definitely don't need.

 

I am sure you feel as if you are trying to help, this is fine for your children but as a learning method for adults it is the worst idea ever.

 

This is not personal. I don't know you, or if you have any qualifications in teaching english. 

 

Please keep teaching your children, this is a good idea.

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mackie1402
30 minutes ago, Shelley said:

Why did we not learn a word for Party. This sounded like chinglish which I definitely don't need.

 

It's actually quite common for people to say 'party' in China such as 生日party. Just like it's more common to to hear the word 'iPhone' and not '苹果手机‘. In fact a lot of my Chinese friends in the UK used to always call the night club 'Camel' by its English name when speaking Chinese, even though they could've said the Chinese for it. 

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Shelley

Ok this might be common but I don't think it is correct to teach it. Teach the Chinese word for party then maybe mention its common to use the word in English too.

 

Using a brand name or name of a club or restaurant or similar is quite understandable, not a word like party.

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Jennifer Li

Just did this channel for fun. That's for kids or someone who is interested in Learning Mandarin. Maybe you are an expert in learning Chinese, that's obviously not for you. 

For 生日party. That's not chinglish. Party is adopted from English. So most people say party instead of 派对, especially for young people. 

Anyway, thx for your comments.

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@Jennifer Li

 

Looked at the video a few days ago. If I recall correctly, I noticed you spoke some English to your son (not individual words but some sentences).

 

Why do you speak your second language to your son? Surely you should use more mandarin to him to facilitate his bilinguism (assuming you are living outside of China).

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