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Old October 6th, 2008, 1:28 am
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Silly computer just showing me boxes with numbers instead of characters! It's cool to see this thread here though. I started learning Mandarin in university two weeks ago (well in the university - I'm doing it outside my course) so I'm not very good yet but I'm really enjoying it.
might be that something's wrong with your computer. or it could be on the worng settings


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Old October 6th, 2008, 2:25 am
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TheInvisibleF, I'm not sure what it's like for a computer without multiple languages installed, but I know you can do it for free on XP and probably Vista. I don't remember precisely how to do it, but I would try Control Panel.


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Old October 6th, 2008, 3:51 pm
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I can't help either. my parents did it and i just figured out it was on my computer. lol. maybe you can search on google to see how to download the multiple language setting. google always helps! GOOD LUCK!


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Old October 14th, 2008, 1:03 pm
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I hate to toot my own horn but other than my speaking rhytm and listening comprehension, I'm pretty good at that there mandarin chinese.

The three things you need to know:
我 wo me
你 ni you
是 shi (sounds a little more like the english word shoe, to me anyway) is\am

Then you can say things like:
我是美国人 I'm american
印度人 yin du ren indian
英国人 ying guo ren British
中国人 zhong guo gren chinese
航国人 han guo ren, korean
美国人 mei guo ren. american.

and then you can add some verbs:

喜欢 - xi huan like, (Sounds like she huang)
要 - yao want to\ need to
去 - qu go
学习 xue xi study
会 - hui can\will\able too
说 - shuo say


Now you can say a bunch of stuff:
我喜欢中国
我要去中国
我是印度人,我喜欢去中国
我是英国人,我喜欢学习中文

中文 - zhong wen, chinese.

I'd instruct you guys how to install and view east asian languages, but you may just have to google "install east asian language support," because describing how to do it can get a little CHUNKY.


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Old October 14th, 2008, 7:42 pm
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ShanksForte is right. Those words are a must.


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Old October 16th, 2008, 11:56 am
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Windows XP = http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/h...pintlsupp.mspx

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Windows XP = http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/h...pintlsupp.mspx

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你好evlrya!你是中国人吗?


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你好evlrya!你是中国人吗?
Um, what the heck does that mean? Sorry, can't say I'm a genius with linguistics...


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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:04 pm
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Um, what the heck does that mean? Sorry, can't say I'm a genius with linguistics...
lol, its ok...it means:
Hello there, are you chinese too?


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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:08 pm
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lol, its ok...it means:
Hello there, are you chinese too?
Thanks.

JK罗琳的官方网站已经更新,希望霍格华兹'魅力老师生日快乐;有一个伟大的日子,教授Filiu s Flitwick !


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你好evlrya!你是中国人吗?
我是马来西亚人哦!

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JK罗琳的官方网站已经更新,希望霍格华兹'魅力老师生日快乐;有一个伟大的日子,教授Filiu s Flitwick !
Where? O-o

Although the whole sentence's grammar is wrong.

-魅力or,美丽?

-伟大的日子isn't applicable on a birthday...... Heck, 伟大 don't go with any kind of dates except National Day or something... Because it might mean "great", but the definition of "great" in Chinese is quite unique and high.

-希望means wish, this is correct, but we don't use 希望 for greetings, or any wish of luck... For anykinds of wishing OTHER people, or happiness, we use 祝。 eg:祝你生日快乐。

-And it's supposed to be Filius Flitwick教授, not the other way around.

-I understand that in Chinese, there's no tense, but you gotta add a timeline. Like, "今天“. Or you need to add a pacif word for it, most commonly 被。

JK罗琳的官方网站已被更新,在这高兴的日子里,祝美丽的Filius Flitwick教授生日快乐!

JK Rowling's Official Site has been updated, in this happy day, we wish the beautiful Professor Fillius Flitwick a happy birthday.


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Old October 18th, 2008, 9:11 pm
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我是马来西亚人哦!

哦!你是马来西亚人!你的中文很好!


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哦!你是马来西亚人!你的中文很好!
对啊,华人嘛。。。你是哪里人?


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Old October 25th, 2008, 9:19 pm
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对啊,华人嘛。。。你是哪里人?
我是中国人可是我在国外呢


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Re: Chinese (中文)

By the way, in Cantonese, whenever you read an "n" at the start of a word, you should really pronounce it as an extremely gentle "l" (as in "lick.") I read somewhere that old people in Hong Kong and Guangdong used to pronounce 你 as "nei" and it sometimes sounds quite close to that on the news and stuff. It's kind of a rule of thumb, though. Some words (like 能 "nang") sound much more like an "n" than an "l" to me.

The government apparently takes this thing quite seriously -- they have a site where they basically order everyone to stop using 懒音 (literally "lazy speech") and they have all these different examples of words which those raucous kids have sullied with their wily rock music and such. Strange stuff.


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Old October 31st, 2008, 1:26 am
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Thats pretty cool. I dont know anything about Cantonese. I speak Mandarin.


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Haha, I'm the opposite, my Mandarin is awful. I learned Cantonese because all of my Chinese friends at the time were from Hong Kong and I didn't know anything about the differences.


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lol...


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你好! 我叫Francisco。我是墨西哥人。我学习汉语。

Okay, that's about as far as I can go without looking at my notes. Apparently, the Chinese version of my name is 弗朗西斯科. Is it me, or that doesn't make any sense?


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你写的中文很好!
translation: you are very good at chinese


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