I went to the Public library today to get CD’s to learn more Mandarin Chinese. They had several audio CD’s but no Rosetta Stone and the Liberian mentioned they had something similar online. It is a good program to learn Mandarin Chinese and I want to learn more and more to hold a simple conversation with my family and friends in China. Most of family and friends cannot speak English except their children and government officials can speak passable English. Most government officials can speak some English but usually play that they do not understand or cannot speak English so aware. Every time my wife tries to teach me it gets confusing because she teaches me too many phrases at once. I probably do the same with my wife learning English and that’s why she has taken free classes at the public library and schools which is offered a lot in Las Vegas. I encourage anyone traveling to China to learn the basic introduction language which you will probably screw up but it goes a long way with the locals. When you try to speak the native language it shows that you respect their country and you will be greeted with a lot of pleasantries. This goes for any country you visit with a foreign language and we learned the basic French for our trip to Paris, France and it went along way. So try it, yes you will probably miss pronounces at times but it is all a good laugh to break the ice!
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