Military Drills, Unexpected French Conversation
Trip Start Aug 13, 2010
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After this interesting morning and lunch, I went with Andrew and Dennis downtown to go to a bookstore. I wanted to buy an English-Chinese dictionary and did find one. While we were on the bus though, we met this guy who also was going to the bookstore and he spoke a little bit of English. He also spoke some French, which was interesting. He kept saying "oui" instead of "yes," and then later asked if we spoke French. I said I did-- and tried to talk to him in French but I think his French was worse than his English. It was kind of funny though, speaking French for the first time in several months-- in China.
So I besides my Chinese-English dictionary, I bought this book on 1000 frequently used Chinese Characters. I think it will be quite useful. Learning Mandarin is going to take quite a bit of work,but I'm really getting into it. I need to start lesson planning though. Apparently, the teachers from World Teach need to submit lessons plans to their organization by tomorrow. Anyway, that's really all for today.