Tuesday, 28 April 2009

How and Where Can I learn Chinese?

I searched the Internet for Chinese language courses. The good ones are not in London, very far or extremely expensive. I bought books but i need face to face help to learn the correct pronunciation. I am open to ideas. Please, help me.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

learning

  • a new language is an adventure. A few days ago I started to learn Chinese. Not an easy one, but very interesting. Now I can recognize and write the numbers from 1 to 10, I meant I can recognize the characters which means 1 to 10. Today I have to learn 2 new characters at least. I have some problem with the pronunciation because of the four tones. But I am at the beginnings, so I hope I can learn it one day. I bought a book with CD for beginners.
  • egy új nyelvet tanulni kihivas es kaland. Néhány napja elkezdtem kinaiul tanulni. Nem könnyü, de nagyon érdekes. Most már felismerem és le is tudom rajzolni az 1-10 jelentő karaktereket. Ma 2 új karaktert kell legalább megtanulnom. Van némi gondom a kiejtéssel a négy hansúly miatt. De mégcsak a kezdetén vagyok. Remélem egyszercsak sikerül megtanulni. Vetten egy könyvet kezdöknek.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

China

video
  • I enjoyed very much of my stay in China. I think this video can reflect how much.I posted some of the pictures already on my blog, so there will be familiar. I hope you will enjoy.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

in a restaurant

where my sister works I discovered this soviet solder.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Garden party with my relatives

Suddenly I had to fly home to Budapest to see my parents. On the last day we had a garden party with my close and not very close (related by marriage) relatives. There was mustard and grilled chicken and other very yummy stuffs. I couldn't stay long as I had to catch my plane back to London. I have to work on Sunday night. I would have stayed ...

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Back to London 2

I guess working on the day of my arrival wasn't a good idea. I was very very tired. As an advice, don't do what I did. The body needs to adjust, recover after a long flight. Plus, the time difference. I needed 2 days to get back to London time.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Back to London

  • It's over. Yesterday (or today, I'm last in the time zones) I left China. I have to start to work on Sunday night, ..... back to the real life. I'll miss China and my newly find friends. So far this was the best holiday of my life. I promised to come back.
  • On the flight to Doha we got 2 hot meals again. No vegetarian menu, only if you choose as preference at booking. Next time I'll know it. 2 more hot meals awaiting me, chicken or beef. The coffee is horrible. I'll be in London by 7:30 GMT Sunday.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Friday, 3 April 2009

lost in translation

this is not a chinese-english lesson

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

3 het utan -after 3 weeks

  • Newly met friends usually ask the stereotype question. ... and how do you like China? When I say it is only 2 (or) 3 weeks, so I can't really tell, they insist that I must have at least an impression. Today I started to think about this question not only for the sake of giving an answer for the above question but to know it myself.
  • Today as walk through the narrow street which leads to underground station I remembered how I felt at the first time. I thought how dirty this place is, how small, how can people sell and buy cooked food here. My opinion didn't changed but, I guess I accepted it. I wouldn't buy food there nor today nor 1 year later. However, I saw the same faces everyday, I feel I know them and helps you to forget the surroundings. There is lady who seats there with her sawing machine and saw during the whole year. Seeing her everyday gives you the confidence to approach her. (She repaired my trousers and t-shirt for 3 Yuan which is 30 English pence approximately.) Would I live here? I don't know. It is so foreign, so far from everything I know. First of all, the Chinese language. I speak 3 languages fluently, but this one! It requires lot of time and devotion. Secondly, do I like smog and crowded cities? No.
  • Being white in this country means that people are watching you for different reasons. White is beautiful, especially if you have blond hair and blue eyes. When you enter in a shop at least 2 sales assistant wants to help you either you need help or not. In the supermarkets there are more employees than goods on the shelves. Almost. Today I counted 4 in every ails in a middle-size good brand supermarket.
  • There is something rare but wonderful in China beside all the negative. I like very much the fact that history lives together with the modern lifestyle. Even in huge cities you can find one or more old buildings among the modern new ones in the same street.
  • Will I miss China? ..... I'll tell you when I get home.