Finally Making Some Progress
I am a nurse who works in New York City and have been studying since March of this year with little live speaking experience. I have two Mandarin speaking co-workers who tolerate well my pestering questions. Yesterday, we were visiting an elderly Chinese couple with a Mandarin speaking home attendant who spoke no English. I was left alone with the home attendant while my co-worker went to interview the couple. I was akwardly asking some basic information and got stuck on the phrase: "How long have you been here? For no apparent reason, I was suddenly shot with blinding insight and asked as if I had known all along: "Nı dai le duojiu le?" All it takes is one moment to breakdown the barriers. Thanks to ChinesePod my life will never be the sameEd Nolan
A Newbie with Confidence
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