Actually there isn't anything wrong with Chinglish if all you want to do is chat with people, it is awkward and it's always better to not have Chinglish but if you do have some don't worry, most people don't care that much because most people understand that the only way to learn a language is through using it so everyone speaks Chinglish to begin with.
As for the original question: You get rid of Chinglish by using the language. You speak every chance you get, you watch movies and TV shows and immitate them, you repeat, repeat, repeat till your mouth hurts and your tongue turns blue.
Work hard to stop your Chinglish but don't let it become your excuse for not talking. Chinglish is better than nothing.
Good post EthanYiSen. He is correct - do not listen to people that tell you that Chinglish is wrong. I look at chinglish as a step in the learning process to be fluent in proper English. In other words - Chinglish is almost there! - you just have to go further and learn more. Embroil yourself in proper English - and like EthanYiSen says - listen more to English movies etc it will help you.
It would be great if you were marooned on a desert island and the only language on the island was English - and you had to speak and understand the language to survive. You would find it a lot easier if you only had to use English to speak. Think about it....
Exactly. So make that Island yourself. Make your room, your house, your environment an English Island. Even small things help a large amount, change your WIndows into English version, Change your phone into English, little reminders like htis can help remind you to use English at every possiblity. Buy some Post it notes. Write Computer on one and stick the note on yoru computer, Dresser on another put it on the dresser, you want to it so that everywhere you look, everywhere you go you are seeing English.
happierjoe, i am same as you, there are no english environment around us, we all talk chinese in office and home, so we must creat english environment by ourself like what EthanYiSen said.
I learned something about english study from this topic by happierjoe, thank you all guys above.
Originally posted by terryfoy at 2010-8-27 06:32
Good post EthanYiSen. He is correct - do not listen to people that tell you that Chinglish is wrong. I look at chinglish as a step in the learning process to be fluent in proper English. In othe ...
You made further explanations for us~~
Most of our English learners in China have no much chance to speak english but mainly write or read them......this is really an obstacle
Yet we can create relatively a good enviroment to improve this bad situation,such as watching English movies,joining English corners, chatting with English natives......
Listen guys... You can circulate in your own groups and try and use English in your everyday conversation as much as you can. Don't be dismayed that you may not sound like you are talking Oxford English. People talk English all over the world - but they don't all sound the same. Even in the UK we have difficulty understanding one another. We have different dialects, slang terms etc. A person from Aberdeen in Scotland sounds entirely different to someone from Liverpool in England - yet they are only about 400 miles apart! The best tip I can give to anyone trying to improve their pronunciation is to listen to English broadcasts on the radio - or television, movies etc.