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This was the best seminar I did among the series.

For this session, I continued to talk about Chinese characters. I talked about ideogrammic compound, a combination of pictograms or ideograms to yield a third character.

I talked about phono-semantic compound, which is composed of two parts: one is of a limited set of pictograms, which suggests the general meaning of the new target word, and the other part is the phonetic element, which suggests approximately how the new word is pronounced.

I tried to use examples to make the talking more untreatable and interesting. To my surprise, audiences were quite interested. And it seemed they understood the content.

After the talking, I taught the audience to say hello, bye-bye, sorry, no problem, thank you and you are welcome in Chinese. Everybody was eager to learn since they could apply the learning immediately to practice.

Mandarin Chinese for HelloMandarin Chinese for GoodbyeMandarin Chinese for "I am Sorry"Mandarin Chinese for "No Problem"

Mandarin Chinese for "You are Welcome"
The following video is recorded by M about my last Chinese language seminar. Finally I figured out how to upload the video on to Youtube for more than 10 minutes.

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  1. 1
    Tallulah@BilingualBabes // September 19th, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Great video! Your daughter speaks wonderful Chinese, is she fluent? Is it Mandarin Chinese, I’m curious!

  2. 2
    Lina // September 19th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    @Tssulah: Yes, it is Mandarin Chinese. DD could not speak Chinese fluently yet, but she had no problem in understanding Chinese. She was much better in Chinese when my parents came to visit. So I just need to find/create more Chinese environment for her to motivate her.

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