Differences between Mandarin and English
Mandarin, known by many for being one of the most difficult languages in the world, is my mother language. Born in China eighteen years ago, I was raised in a Mandarin-speaking environment. Both of my parents have been speaking to me in Mandarin ever since I was...
difficult and can often fail.
Growing up in a multicultural family, I learned that it was not that easy to blend myself in. My grandmother is a Chinese raised in a Malay family since she was 10 month-old. Even though she was raised by other family, her bond with her real parents never break as they would...
August 2005, Counseling Today published an article on same-gender parents raising children, and my family was one of three featured in the story. I made an offhand remark in the article about how my family would be traveling for two weeks in Taiwan in late 2005 and early 2006. American Counseling Association...
She said that when she is out in public or at her work, she talks in a standard form of English. However, she also said that when she is with her family or with her friends, she talks in her vernacular dialect. This shows that the woman thinks that both forms of dialect are useful depending on the situation...
A Sketch of the Mandarin Language:
Morphology and Syntax
China has always been a land of many languages and dialects. The Mandarin language, however, emerged as the language of the ruling class during the latter part of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and is now the most...
I guess it depends on the person how it is manifested. One of the first things is you don’t say anything. . . . Some people will blush a bit. For me, my head will feel really agitated. Then, I’ll smile. We just want to go into a hole. But many successful and mature businesspersons will stay calm and collected...
Integrating into Taiwanese Culture
From the moment my family got to Taiwan, I was immediately drawn to the culture. It was not just the stark difference from American culture that drew me in, but the sights, sounds, smells and people. There is nothing that compares to newly integrating yourself into...
What motivated him to learn English was his realization that he’s an American. For Amy Tan,
she grew up with exposure to both English and Mandarin in her household. She embraced
English and felt at ease with translating for her mother. This encouraged her to learn English to
the best of her...
as many other prestige universities in the nations, value diversity among student body. In the campus, we are allowed to share Chinese poetry in Mandarin and appreciate Shakespeare in English. Cultures and languages are two sides of the same coin. In UCLA, we are fortunate to experience vast diversity...
There are some acquaintances whom it is no easy matter to shake off. My little beau yesterday overtook me again in one of the public walks, and, slapping me on the shoulder, saluted me with an air of the most perfect familiarity. His dress was the same as usual, except that he had more powder in his...
countries. However, it is evident that the second largest group in Canada is Chinese who were born in China or immigrated early in the past few years. From my perspective, due to the length of time that they lived in Canada, they view themselves as authentic Canadians and they hope that they can be considered...
Children and Family
July 30, 2012
Nutrition and Health of Children and Healthful Menu
Nutrition plays a very fundamental part in our children’s lifestyle and health. It is our priority to teach our young children as well as their families about any and...
1. Both The Mandarin and The Yellow Sofa reveal the change in determination of the main characters. These changes can be seen as morally charged. Analyze the process of change through which each character goes. Examine the moral issues at stake and the moral implications these carry.
born in the year 1988. There are ten person in my family-my father, my mother, two sisters, three brother and myself. My parents always tell me the importance of a good education and future plans are being made to see me through in my university education. My parents are very strict disciplinarians but...
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiangmai, Thailand
17 August 2013
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
As this is my first internship, I decided to give myself the best opportunity in a 5 star resort & spa hotel to enhance my experience, to develop my professional...
Culture Reflection Paper
Task 1-Identify a Family
Sally and Bill is a very lovely couple. Sally is 40 years old and working in a bank; Bill is 42 years old and working in a business company. Both of them have finished graduate degree, and they are both hearing. They married...
year is almost over. This freshman year I met six incredible people they were my teachers. Each one of them has taught me something new throughout the year. It went from math, to science, English, to health, and mandarin. Each subject and each specific thing I have learned in school has taught me something...
official language in China is Mandarin.
Family terms of address
In my family, I address my father as: Daddy or Dad and I address my mother as: Mammy or Mum and I address my younger brother as his nickname. My parents used to call me my and my brother our name or nickname, but my brother addresses me as:...
In my opinion, Mandarin may not become a global language in the near future. Despite the fact that China has gained much international status in the past 20 years in terms of economic success and social achievements, Mandarin is not as prevalent as English among different nationalities in the world....
Secondly, some would speculate that Mandarin would soon become the next global language, as English has been ranked third and Mandarin first for the number people fluent in that language, with Mandarin taking first place with a massive number of 1.2 billion speakers. However...
write this emotional and rich story. The Joy Luck Club is a narrative of the connection between family and the memories that change a person forever.
The Joy Luck Club focuses on four Chinese American families who start a club, called “The Joy Luck Club.” The four women come together every week to play...
The Impact from Families and Communities
Family, culture, and community are essential foundations of our lives. People are influenced greatly by their families and communities. Our parents heavily impact us from our formative years since...
identify a person’s cultural beliefs and practices for their family as well as their extended family. This tool can help determine the effects of their ethno religious community in relation to their individual and healthcare traditions.
For my assignment, I interviewed a young man with an Asian heritage...
seek for social stability, its social engineering agenda have been multiracialism, national identity and meritocracy. It used housing, education and family policies to achieve its objectives.
Multiracialism, in the most general sense, it means an attempt at creating a society that did...
Christmas in China
On the Morning of December 1, 2007, my family was overjoyed to experience Christmas in a foreign country. China was the destination chosen for the holiday seasons. December 1st was the most exciting, exhilarating, and action packed day. We arrived at the Hartsfield Jackson Airport...
accident. It relates to a popular policy of China- promoting Mandarin Chinese. Not only in Guangzhou, in Taiwan, Hokkien (traditional dialect in Taiwan; its English translation is still being debated) is fading away for promoting Mandarin Chinese. New- born Taiwanese are taught with Chinese in the classroom...
ethnicity? Ethnicities are the common characteristics of a group of people. As a large multi-national country, China is composed of 56 ethnic groups. My family is Han Chinese. Han people are majority people group in the China, account for 91.59 of the overall Chinese population according to the Fifth National...
Secretary of Mandarin Club 2005-2008
Chairperson of the Camp of Mandarin Club 2007
Treasurer of Sport team 2008
School Librarian 2000-2002
Air Putih Nursing Cadets
The best student in SJK'Semambu 2003
"Pelajar Cemerlang PMR"2006
"Pelajar Cemerlang Sains PMR" 2006
During my school holidays...
and higher possibility of them catching the commercials. Best One has decided to use both channel 5 and 8 as they reach out to both the English and Mandarin speaking group.
Another form of television advertising is to advertise on cable television. With reference to a research done by AC Nielson...
from Cantonese, my mother language, I have been learning English and Mandarin since kindergarten. As an ambitious person, I agreed that is not enough. I started to attend English lessons at the British Council this summer and will take the IELTS exam soon. Furthermore, I had Mandarin lessons with native...