August 29, 2012

Chinese Pronunciation Basics (Or how to sound like you know what you’re talking about)

{Buddhist Monks in Xian} How do you say these Chinese cities, Beijing and Xian? Or how about the Qin dynasty, or greet a Mr. Zhong?  If you’re a Chinaful reader, you likely have, at least, a growing interest in China. That interest might cause you to bring up Chinese travel or food in conversations with […]

March 27, 2012

Chinaful News: China Daily’s Op-Ed “Benefits of Quick-Start Language Learning”

Ready with my fusion breakfast of coffee and jianbing, I settled in to read Wednesday’s China Daily. I found an Opinion article particularly thought-provoking, entitled “Benefits of Quick-Start Language Learning” by Colin Speakman. Speakman introduced the article by stating Ling Zi of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference asserted at this year’s conference that English […]