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Post time 2012-5-10 16:01:52 |Display all floors
Is it hard for you to learn Chinese? Why?

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Lately I am not satisfied with my progress in Chinese.I remember the words very well ,I know how to write them I remember the characters nearly all of them but my speaking ability is very poor.I can make only very small sentences and very simple ones.
Of course I lack oral practice but this is not  the reason I can say.
The chinese language has no special grammar for a student to learn but this does not make things easier.On the contrary the syntax is too simple to be understood.
I can not manage well with the 把 syntax all the time ,I can not manage with the complements like 到,着,住,出 来,出去,来,去.
I can understand the meaning of the sentences when I read them however I can not make the sentences by myself.
Not to mention about complicated sentences.I can not make them at all.
I got frustrated .I know so many words ,I remember them all not only to pronounce them but also to write in characters.My teacher says that the chinese people  will understand all the words I am pronouncing ,I use the tones correctly .However I am not satisfied with that since I can not make sentences by myself.The teacher can be satisfied but I am not.
I started german three months ago , the grammar is really tough ,I have no problem with that  and although I do not study it as much as the chinese , I dare to say that I am  in the same level with the chinese which I have been studying for years.
My son must be right.Somebody can not learn how to speak chinese unless he goes to China and stay for some years.

I will do my best and continue studying hard , maybe I need to do something more.
Do you agree with me ,do you have any suggestions?
the philosophy of the chinese language does not get into moulds,does not follow rules for a student to follow as well.
I really    love China,半个 中国 人

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This post was edited by xilaren at 2012-5-11 03:05

oh yes chinese is really too difficult for the westerners to learn .I will manage one day ,I insist.CHINESE IS MY SWEET TORTURE
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xilaren Post time: 2012-5-11 03:04
oh yes chinese is really too difficult for the westerners to learn .I will manage one day ,I insist. ...

Come to China, and when you have the language environment, you will make great progress.

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Katrina1988 Post time: 2012-5-11 13:55
Come to China, and when you have the language environment, you will make great progress.

I hope I will
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xilaren Post time: 2012-5-11 03:04
oh yes chinese is really too difficult for the westerners to learn .I will manage one day ,I insist. ...

Why Chinese is your sweet torture? Touture could never be sweet I think. And though Chinese is difficult, if it's sweet, you should enjoy it instead of taking it as a turture.

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Katrina1988 Post time: 2012-5-12 08:10
Why Chinese is your sweet torture? Touture could never be sweet I think. And though Chinese is dif ...

the more chinese  books I read the more I realise my ignorance.If I could find a teacher fluent in English or in greek I would have no problem.Nobody up to now has ever given me satisfactory explanations.
If I had been a chinese teacher I would not have allowed that to happen to my students.
If a teacher could explain the philosophy and method of teaching the syntax then I would have been better now.
It is sweet because I love it and a torture because I have so many unanswered questions
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