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[18:45] userinfosilly_goose: I need to learn cantonese so I can move to china and join the space program. :)
[18:45] bride: um, okay =)
[18:45] userinfosilly_goose: i've just decided that right now
[18:45] bride: no one would understand you
[18:45] userinfosilly_goose: I know.
[18:46] bride: they all speak Mandarin
[18:46] userinfosilly_goose: shuddap
[18:46] userinfosilly_goose: :P

[18:48] userinfosilly_goose: what's the best way to learn chinese?
[18:49] bride: be born a Chinese boy to Chinese parents, grow up in China and speak Chinese all your life.
[18:49] bride: you didn't ask me what was the best feasible way for you to learn... =D


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incognita
Oct. 16th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC)
hahaha
chenpion
Oct. 16th, 2003 09:16 pm (UTC)
That's just evil... *tsks* Anyways...
The people here (in Hong Kong) aren't really all that impressed by the space program. Not really sure why... maybe we're too Westernised.

An astonishing number of people in Beijing speak English, actually. Not so much Cantonese, tho'. Might want to tell your friend that :D
bride
Oct. 16th, 2003 09:19 pm (UTC)
Re: That's just evil... *tsks* Anyways...
maybe we're too Westernised.

If they're really "Westernized", they should be even more interested in the space program. I think they're just bitter that China actually did it.
astral
Oct. 16th, 2003 09:46 pm (UTC)
Re: That's just evil... *tsks* Anyways...
maybe westernized as in reads CNN

China's space propaganda lifts off

Space hype in China's media is really taking off.

BEIJING, China (AP) -- China's state-controlled newspapers on Sunday splashed color-drenched photos of the nation's desert space center across their front pages, part of a mounting propaganda blitz as China counts down the days to its landmark first manned space mission.
http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/10/12/china.propaganda.ap/index.html
bokane
Oct. 16th, 2003 10:19 pm (UTC)
I was actually really disappointed by the reaction to the space launch - I wrote about it on bokane.org (which I'm trying to set up an LJ RSS feed for, but alas, I haven't got the credits) - it was so muted as to be almost invisible.

Your advice on the best way to learn Chinese is regrettably correct. Oh well - at least I get to answer in more or less the same way when people ask me the best way to learn English.

As for Beijing being Westernised - sure, in the same way that every major world city is. What I like about it is that it's a huge, modern city with pretty much all the amenities that I want (viz.: Indian food), and yet everyone here speaks Mandarin, mostly in a dialect - Beijinghua - that I like a lot. It's perfect for my needs!
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