Monday, 25 May 2009

Some picture from Southall (Little India) - Nehany kep Southallrol

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  • These images were taken while I was waiting for the bus.
  • Ezek a kepek a buszra varas alatt keszultek.

Friday, 22 May 2009

How to write or draw Chinese Characters - Hogyan irjunk vagy inkabb rajzoljunk kinai karaktereket

  • I find a very usefull website. The first ten lesson is free and many more pdf and audio files.
  • Talaltam egy nagyon hasznos weboldalt. Az elso 10 lecke ingyen van, plusz sok pdf es audio file, ami segit a tanulasban
http://www.chinese-noproblem.com/lessons/lesson1-10.php

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Road to Avonlea - Varatlan utazas

  • Amig Magyarorszagon laktam megneztem minden reszet a Varatlan Utazasnak. Aztan Spanyolo-ba koltoztem, ahol nem volt, igy megfeledkeztem rola teljesen. Kb. egy honapja voltam otthon es az Ocsemeknel is, ahol eppen "Varatlan Utazas laz" volt. Megvan nekik a teljes 7 sorozat, ha jol tudom. Ez felebresztette bennem a regi rajongot. Londonba visszaterve hiaba kerestem nem talaltam egy tv csatornat sem, ahol ment volna. Tegnap beirtam a keresobe es kitarult elotem egy nagy kapu. Csak csemegezni kell. Plusz ido mind megnezni. Az jobb lenne, ha meg lenne DVDen. Majd ha nagyon gazdag leszek megveszem. Azt talaltam furcsanak, hogy nem annyira tetszik az eredeti hanggal, mint magyarul! A magyar hang valasztas nekem jobban tetszik. Igy magyarul elveznem a legjobban, de most be kell ernem az angollal. Ha valaki tudja mikent juthatnek egy magyar valtozathoz, azt megkoszonnem.
  • While I was living in Hungary I loved it very much and watced all episode of Road to Avonlea. Then I moved to Spain where i couldn't find this film, the same stand for England. So, I absolutely forget about it. I went home to Hungary 1 month ago where I visited my brother too. They watched Road to Avonlea when I was there. It brought back nice memories.
  • Yesterday I googled for the film. I find episodes on YouTube. To be very honest I prefer in Hungarian. I like the characters' voices better in Hungarian. Perhaps the real reason is that I saw it first and for a while in Hungarian. In my memory every character has it's own voice. So watching in English was a bit dissapointing. Only Hetty and Alec King has similar voice to the Hungarian.
  • Anyhow, I still like it. I would love to own it on DVD. At the moment I find it very expensive.

Dilema

  • ..not a big one, though. I think just for a while I should abandon my Chinese language learning. At least until I pass the English Proficiency exam. Of course, first I have to learn and practice a lot. My problem at language learning is my attitude, I am lazy. I learn only when I have the mood to do so. However, there are exceptions. I learned Spanish through my job, conversing with natives and watching TV. The biggest help was that no one spoke Hungarian around me. Most of my friends spoke English and Spanish. To tell the whole truth, I didn't want to speak Spanish outside my job and unavoidable situation for 1 year. After one year I had the confidence to have a conversation entirely in Spanish. I guess I should learn how to learn. I never had good study habits. Preparing for an exam especially not my piece of cake. Oh yes, I didn't mentioned why I need the Proficiency Exam. This would prove that my knowledge of English equals with a native speaker. It comes well finding an English teaching job in a foreign country.
  • on the other hand, if I stop learning Chinese I forget what I learned. But I cannot study 2 languages at the same time. I'll see what will happen. Try not to abandon entirely.
  • nem olyan nagy. Ugy gondolom, hogy egy idore felkellene fuggesztenem a kinai nyelvtanulast. Legalabbis addig amig at nem megyek az angol nyelv vizsgan (proficiency vizsga egyenlo azzal a tudassal, amivel egy muvelt anyanyelvi bir). Az a problemam a nyelvtanulassal, hogy lusta vagyok es csak akkor tanulok, amikor eppen kdevem van hozza. Persze ez nem mindig igaz, de tobbnyire all. Spanyolul ugy tanultam meg, hogy a munkam soran hasznalni kellett. Plusz Spanyolorszagban laktam, ahol senkivel nem lehetett magyarul beszelni. Ami olykor rossz volt, de nagy segitseg volt a tanulasban. Tv-t neztem sokat es helyiekkel probaltam kommunikalni. Igy tanultam meg 1 ev alatt folyekonyam beszelni. Az elejen, aztan neha neha olvasgattam a nyelvkonyvet, de szaraznak tunt. Sok nyelvtani szabaly csak azutan nyert ertelmet, miutan mar tudtam beszelni. Azt eddig nem emlitettem miert kell nekem az a vizsga. Jol jon es valahol szukseges is ahhoz, hogy angolt tanitson az ember megelheteskent egy kulfoldi orszagban.
  • A baj az, hogyha abbahagyom a kinai nyelvtanulasat, akkor elfelejtem, amit eddig tanultam. Viszont nem tudok egyszerre 2 nyelvet tanulni. Egyenlore meg nem tudom mi lesz. Meglatom hogyan megy majd....

Friday, 8 May 2009

In Hungarian

  • I will write this post in Hungarian because lately I don't translate them. So, there will be nothing new, only a summary of he latest events.
  • Eloszor is bocsanat, amiert az utobbi idoben nem irok magyarul. Megprobalok rendesebb lenni mar ezen a teren. Gondolva azon barataimra, akiknek nem erossege az angol. Egyszoval, bocsanat.
  • Azt hiszem a kinai nyelvtanulasnal hagytam abba. Akkor ott folytatom. 2 hete talaltam egy magantanart. Heti egyszer megyek hozza. Ami nem igazan eleg, de most erre futja. A neten es a megvasarolt konyvbol tanulok mellette. Persze aki ismer az tudja, hogy nem szakodok bele, csak olyan raerosen a magam tempojaban.
  • Tegnap felfedeztem, hogy valaki lenyul penzt a szamlamrol. Ma sikerult a Bankban elintezni, hogy visszautaljak az ellopott penzt. Rettentonek talalom, hogy ilyesmit csinalnak emberek. Jo merges voltam egyideig. Nekem kellett bebizonyitani, hogy azt a penzt nem en vettem le a szamlamrol. Meg jo, hogy olyanra koltotte az a valaki, ami nekem nincs, nevszerint Vodafonos mobilt toltogetett fel. Mivel a szamlamrol rendszeres atutalas megy egy masik mobil tarsasagnak, igy konnyu volt bizonyitani, hogy nincs kozom a Vodafonhoz. De segitokeszek es aranyosak voltak a Bankban es meglepoen gyorsan ellett intezve az ugy. Merges csak a gonosz emberekre vagyok tovabbra is, akik mindenfele trukkot kitalalnak, azert, hogy ellopjak mas ember adatait. Az utobbi idoben nagyon sokat gondolok arra, hogy milyem jo is lesz, amikor mar nem lesz igazsagtalansag, csalas, a masikat szandekosan felrevezeto emberek....

Felhaborito - Outrageous

  • I haven't been victim of fraud until now. Someone was able to use my Bank Card (or made a copy?). Day by day used it to top up his or her mobile. Thanks to Online Banking I was able to detect very quickly that some £40 missing from my account. It is not a big amount, but this is still my money not someones !!! Today, I rushed to the bank, -I discovered the fraud yesterday-; they will transfer the missing money. They cancelled all my cards. I cannot access to my account online until I receive the new ones. When I need money I have to go to the bank.
  • I'm thankful for the quick process. But this event makes me angry. How and why people do this? I would think the CHIP and PIN card is safe and impossible copy it.... It looks like nothing is impossible for some wicked person.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Update

I found a private teacher. I'll have my second lesson today. Slowly I reach my goal. I know many foreigners who can speak Chinese. Some very well almost as a native. So, it is not impossible. Well, I don't know when will I reach that level, if I ever will. But, I try it.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Learning Chinese

Mayday

While the rest of the world (well, I am not entirely sure) celebrates 1 May on the 1 May, United Kingdom does it on the following Monday. In this year 4 May. I wonder why. Is it just an another English thing? You know, being different. Or there is a practical reason behind it?

Friday, 1 May 2009

view from my window

These are the back of the shops and restaurants of the main street.
  • These is how the houses really looks like in our area.