Gwen is giving Hana and me Mandarin language pronunciation tips. Al and Nancy are chatting it up.
Thank you Gwen! It is so useful to have someone to listen to you, in language studies as in life.
I’m going to give a pitch for ‘the Pimsleur method’ language cds, having got though basically the following expressions I can say that they are doing a good job. Not perfect though, which I won’t belabor, but all in all a good job.
1) Do you speak English? 2) You speak English very well. 3) I do not speak Mandarin. 4) Where is …(pointing to a list of places a traveler will need). 5) I want to eat a little something.