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barryh

barryh

Well I am surprised there is so little activity on this forum...Where is everyone? Are there no questions? Comments? How about some communication in Pinyin? or details of any plans to visit China. Perhaos those that have been can offer some tips, or suggestions? Any comments about the course? Is it effective? C'mon, let's communicate......BH
Lin-Ping

Lin-Ping

Yes please! Don't be shy, just use the forum and make the most of it. We won't bite :D
popeye

popeye

Hi , I'm running through about 7 different chinese courses right now at around 4-8 hours a day (I started this a few months ago), i left off at 6.2 and need to pick it up again , I must say it really does stick in your brain ,when I first started Rocket Chinese 1 year ago , After ni hao , everything sounded *&^%$#@#$%^&* , but the last couple months i can comprehend 60% of daily fast spoken chinese , I can hold basic conversations (very basic), and i often run into the words from rocket chinese in my other courses , And I hear them when my wife is on the phone...this proves it sticks in the brain even after a year, also I learned the right daily vocab for a strong foundation. And "NO" my wife doesn't teach me chinese, thats why I bought the course , and glad i did. I almost wept when I found out that premuim+ doesn't have "mega audio 2" with longer sentences , That would be a great addition to my collection , but for now mega audio 1 is fun enough inhale a few minutes a day from me. what about you?
Lin-Ping

Lin-Ping

Wow! I'm impressed, you do take it seriously and that is great. I'm glad to hear that the new words stick and you start to develop a feel for the language. Why is your wife not teaching you? All the best
popeye

popeye

Honestly , started learning mandarin 4 years ago using just word lists about 10 minutes a week. (absolutely useless) , I forgot everything....plus no sentence structure . no drills , no reviews , NO EFFORT , A total waste of time... My wife isn't teaching me because we would both got frustrated as I struggled (after 3 years), I would tell her to slow down as she would say 1 little 4 word sentence over and over and over and over and over again, and I still couldn't say it properly (sigh) , But today I was talking in mandarin to 3 different chinese people over the phone. And they were absolute beginner's in english , so it was in 70% chinese ,One lady even told to me my chinese was excellent "in chinese of course" (the day I stop hearing "that" is the day It could be true.) ,Any way she didn't speak english so it was almost all chinese for about 20 minutes.,,,,, (wheeping break),,,,,, OK , I'm NOT focused on reading or writing characters , just spoken chinese and reading pinyin. Rocket chinese 1 gave me courage, Because I saw the results VERY FAST , and found out WOW , i'm not stupid after all , I just needed the right teacher, the right pace , the addictive mega audio/vocab game , and DAILY DILIGENCE..... Has any one finished the course yet? I did a quick review of the past lessons , and i'm on 6.3 today.....how far are you??

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