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Old 06-08-07, 09:20 AM
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Anyone take this language?

I've decided MAYBE, huge big ass maybe I want to do something with my life. But I'm thinking since I'm half chinese, I might aswell take that language. The local college is now offering beginning Mandarin Chinese and Filipino(tagalog?), so I'm thinking either or, it's probably because of ethnic groups that live on the peninsula. I don't want to take a white people language, want to take something I could actually use. I'm going to have to go to the community college sooner or later because I got a GED so I couldn't go straight to a university.

I did well on the placement tests and got into the higher english, whereas my brothers and everyone we know who went to this community college didn't do well enough on the placement tests to get into the higher one which is transferrable, but once they got to the higher one, most of them didn't do well. So I'm not sure if I should take the lower or higher one, mainly because I'm terrible at writing essays and the transferrable english is TONS of essays. I need to refresh my mind on some basic things.

Whatcha' thunk? I mean about taking Chinese.
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Old 06-08-07, 09:24 AM
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I would try to take whatever language the one parent speaks, I am guessing Chinese (which dialect, Mandarin or Cantonese?).
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Mission time?
If I was going on a mission, I'd have 2 months to learn the language in an MTC.
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
I would try to take whatever language the one parent speaks, I am guessing Chinese (which dialect, Mandarin or Cantonese?).

He's closet Chinese, KT.

I'd say take Spanish. You know we live in Mexico, right?
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There was a philipino in my grade a few years ago, Gino, who had this emo hair cut. Everyone called him emo-gino-the phillipino.
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I hought you already took Chinese, Pheard?




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Living in the Western Hemisphere Spanish would probably be the most useful language you could learn. Between N. and S. America I can only think of six countries where Spanish isn't the spoken language(U.S., Canada, Brazil, Portugal, French Guyana, Belize).
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Total immersion is the way to go.

You want to learn Mandarin or Cantonese? Get thee to China. Or if that's not an option, maybe get a job in Chinatown.

Classes are okay, but it's a long arduous way to go about getting to a semblence of fluency in any language.
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Old 06-08-07, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by polara426sh
Living in the Western Hemisphere Spanish would probably be the most useful language you could learn. Between N. and S. America I can only think of six countries where Spanish isn't the spoken language(U.S., Canada, Brazil, Portugal, French Guyana, Belize).
When did they move over to the Americas??

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Originally Posted by EJ123
There was a philipino in my grade a few years ago, Gino, who had this emo hair cut. Everyone called him emo-gino-the phillipino.
There was about 300 filipinos in my 8th grade class. 3 whiteys. I was one. One girl called me casper the ghost. but now I'm pink.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
He's closet Chinese, KT.

I'd say take Spanish. You know we live in Mexico, right?
That's true. Plus I do REALLY enjoy burritos, especially if there's rice on them.
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
When did they move over to the Americas??

When I told them to. I had just typed Brazil, and they speak Portuguese, so it just kind of ended up there. You'll have to bear with some of my posts, I get distracted easily.
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
Total immersion is the way to go.

You want to learn Mandarin or Cantonese? Get thee to China. Or if that's not an option, maybe get a job in Chinatown.

Classes are okay, but it's a long arduous way to go about getting to a semblence of fluency in any language.

Heck I worked in Chinatown for two years managing a few shops. All I learned was how to cuss. They called me twinkie. Yellow on the outside, white on the inside.

But then again, I was the only AMERICAN (and proud of it) in the area that managed shops. They didn't like that. *shrugs*
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Sorry Siu...just trying to fit in with the crass humour...only the shoe fits, in the mouth, that is.
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Dipper?

Huh???

(no apology if you did nothing wrong, silly!) ((hugs))



edit: (after going back on Dipper's post) OH I see..........I'm Chinese but my parents and I were born here. I'm RED, WHITE and BLUE!!
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Old 06-08-07, 10:10 AM
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But really, has anyone attempted to take Chinese or know anything about it? That was the point of the thread. To figure out if a whitey could do it, or if I'll just fail. I hear it's a hard lanuage. But then again I took french for 2 years and only remember how to count to 2 in french.
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At the rate the Chinese economy is growing it seems that it would be a very good language to learn if you are in the business of dealing with folks from China. In the US however im gonna have to second that Spanish would be a very good language to learn. On a side note i just finished learning how to speak UK =P
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Originally Posted by Pheard
But really, has anyone attempted to take Chinese or know anything about it? That was the point of the thread. To figure out if a whitey could do it, or if I'll just fail. I hear it's a hard lanuage. But then again I took french for 2 years and only remember how to count to 2 in french.
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I think ****ers actually teaches it. You can ask him about the difficulty and how the transition was.
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I thought he taught English...
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