Posted by porkibear
July 16, 2007 in the Group General Discussion
I am an ABC who is trying to "brush up" my Mandarin in order to speak more fluently with my girlfriend's mother (who only speaks Mandarin). Sooner or later, I will need to ask her mother for her approval when it comes time to propose engagement. However, I don't want to address her disrespectfully in any way. I understand that a lot of the ChinesePod lessons are meant for more commonly spoken Mandarin, but I was hoping to find something that teaches us more in regards to addressing people with respect using the Mandarin language.