I married a Chinese man. So it was inevitable that one day my language learning would extend to that forbidden territory – cursing in Mandarin Chinese.
It’s amazing to finally connect with my husband’s family/friends in the local dialect. Learning your partner’s obscure language or dialect is a LOT of fun.
Are you part of an intercultural couple using Mandarin and English for communication? Susanna Wickes wants you participate in her online survey.
Guest Post: Learn Mandarin Chinese – What to Call Chinese Family for Western Women Married to Chinese Men
An introduction to some of the basics every Western woman who marries a Chinese man should know when it comes to what to call your Chinese family members.
Last week, Matador Network just published my article titled “The 18 Funniest Chinese Phrases (and How to Use Them)“. Here’s a snippet of the article: 1. Chinese people aren’t just in a class all their own. They’re “a crane among a flock of chickens.” (鹤立鸡群, hèlìjīqún) 2. In Chinese, you’re not better late than never. […]
“Listening to Chinese love songs is one of the very best ways to learn Chinese….Here are four we especially like!”
“We’d like to highlight several more very well known Chinese phrases dealing with matters of the heart and highlighting the… passion lovers can have…”
I invested years of my life studying Mandarin Chinese, only to marry a man whose local dialect is a different language. I wondered, should I learn it?
We can stare at the same setting sun, imagining the exact same number of stars, and express it in a different way — all because of culture/language.