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About kurdapia

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  • Birthday 05/02/1991


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  1. After achieving a satisfactory language proficiency ( written and spoken) what do you plan to do next? Are you thinking of making a good use of your skill like maybe earning from it? Get engaged in transcription, translation, or teaching a foreign language? Which language in your own opinion would the most in demand or would pay the most should you decide to take a job related to the ones mentioned?
  2. I am just starting to study Chinese Mandarin. I got a bit apprehensive when I read here that there are two different versions. I would not want to focus on one and then find out later that I should have learned the other version. My main goal in learning is to be able to read daily Chinese characters. I need your advice, should I learn both or should I focus on the simplified one? Thank you for your help
  3. I think the simplified form will make it easier to remember. I wonder if learning it will also help me identify the classic or the not simplified version. Isn't there a confusion when you try to learn to write given the fact that there are two versions? If I learn the simplified is it necessary to learn the other version too?
  4. Cursive writing facilitates easy flow of hand movement and thus makes writing in this manner faster. I find it very helpful especially when I am trying to capture every word the teacher says during discussion. I could not do that with any form of hand writing other than cursive.
  5. I am curious to know how long did it take you to create this game. What does it take to make one? I always hear about coding and stuff, is it hard to develop a game like this one? I am guessing you can also create flashcards to better assist language students in remembering their vocabulary?
  6. I always try to do my research first before I start learning a new language. Some sort of sizing up the whole tasks like if I need to learn how to speak and write and if I already have some familiarity with the language. If I know about the big picture I can certainly plan my leaning sessions and design them to be more focused and helpful. I know I am the type of person who can get lost in the sea of information circulating all over that is why a careful planning is very important for me.
  7. It is quite disappointing when I find a YT channel about language learning because almost all of them would only feature around ten videos and that is it. Either they did not have the time to create more or you have to download their other videos for a fee.
  8. I also know a few Chinese vocabs but when I try to listen to some audios I still could not understand what they are talking about. To my surprise they never even use the words that I had learned. What could I be doing wrong? Do I study grammar first before learning a lot of vocabs?
  9. I heard about it but I have not used it yet, now that you mentioned about the usefulness of it in learning Chinese characters then I will definitely check it out again. I do have a question though, do you think it will help as a beginner to learn the characters simultaneously with the pinyin or should I learn one at a time.
  10. Remember how many subjects you have to learn in school? I think the brain can accommodate them all but there are just those people like me who are having difficulty learning a new language. Just like how some people are very good at Math while others are not. I do not see anything different with language. I guess I need to rewire that part of my brain that focuses on language.
  11. I agree with you, I am having a hard time describing this subo thing to my foreign friend . Sometimes there are indeed feelings or emotions or what have you that gets lost literally in translation. ( laughs) Each language is unique and beautiful on its own and should be appreciated as they are.
  12. Oh I see. this comment somehow gave me a sense of direction. I am more on the appreciation of the language for now but if ever I get to be fluent in speaking and writing Mandarin then maybe I should put it to good use like finding online opportunities to do translation or transcription. But that is going to be the long term plan but for now I need to satisfy my yearning to appreciate the language.
  13. I recently had the interest to learn Chinese Mandarin, I also came across the idea of simplified and traditional. With you expressing your worry now I am torn between choosing which route to go. Is it simplified or traditional or should I learn the easy one as a beginner or dive to the traditional right away? Anyone else having this issue?
  14. For me the word feed feels so mechanical although base from the example mentioned above about groom and bride sharing a slice of cake is actually feeding but you can still feel giddy about the thought. I am looking for that word to describe that feeling or situation without having to sound mechanical.
  15. I think you have to be firm in your decision as to which language to learn. In my situation, I had been quite impulsive or shall I say if I do not have the drive I switch to another language which is not advisable. I started learning French then switch to Spanish as these two are quite related in my own opinion. Now I got influenced by some friends and I am now starting to learn Mandarin. It is just a plan but I am sure I am serious about this language this time
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