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Old 01-12-2013, 10:39 AM
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You have to memorize each separate character to be fluent in Chinese. There is no definite way of telling how to pronounce it if you haven't already seen the character and committed it to memory. Words that look exactly the same, but are pronounced completely differently and mean completely different things, but give no indication as to which one. In the spoken language, so many words are spoken the same, but again, completely different meanings. At least French has spellings.
Especially in old Chinese! Do you call it archaic Chinese?
Anyway, they give us a passage written in oldish Chinese and we have to decipher some words along with those we've learnt. Hey're so avidly linked to our modern-day Chinese and yet they want us to guess it. To use our intuition. Our intuition can only stretch that far! How can stairs and disappear even be linked?!
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We don't learn that kind of stuff at Chinese school. D: I know next to nothing about Chinese history compared to a five year old Chinese child.

Though I think a teacher once told us that the simplest characters are from pictures, and the other ones are combined. I can see it with umbrella, definitely. And moon, and possibly mouth.
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It can be annoying at times. When I write longhand, it becomes illegible really quickly...
Same.
Which is why I record it. ^_^
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Same.
Which is why I record it. ^_^
Logic. Have to love it ;3
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:40 AM
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I'd rather not know anything D: I have Chinese history exam on Monday.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:41 AM
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Especially in old Chinese! Do you call it archaic Chinese?
Anyway, they give us a passage written in oldish Chinese and we have to decipher some words along with those we've learnt. Hey're so avidly linked to our modern-day Chinese and yet they want us to guess it. To use our intuition. Our intuition can only stretch that far! How can stairs and disappear even be linked?!
In Mandarin, we just kind of say 'old'. We call Cantonese writing Traditional in English and Mandarin.
Uhm. If you climb the stairs to heaven you will disappear in the clouds?
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:43 AM
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My sisters are watching The Dumping Ground on the TV. It's funny how Gus' voice has broken. XD
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:44 AM
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:44 AM
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My sisters are watching The Dumping Ground on the TV. It's funny how Gus' voice has broken. XD
Is the Dumping Ground on right now?

And hiii.

I keep on missing the episodes.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:44 AM
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Fair point.
Mais ša ne veux pas dire que c'est facile...
Je crois que j'ai la bonne orthographe, mais je ne suis pas sur.
Il y a un accent sur 'sur' ou pas? Je ne sais pas...
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I got not something, then what it is easy.
I something what I have, I am not something.
Is there an accent on sur? I don't know.

If there's an accent, it means on. That is all I know.

French cannot be that difficult if I managed to decipher that much after one and a half years of school French lessons.
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At the bitter end
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