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...
This is unit twenty-two of Pimsleur’s Mandarin Chinese One. 请听这段对话。
Starting with this lesson, you’ll receive more and more instructions in Mandarin like
this: 请用普通话说, Hello—Please say, Hello, in Mandarin. 请用普通话说, Hello.
This is a necessary...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
summer long. These are the reasons I love summer. My summer this year has been great because there was always something to do, whether it was playing games, to going to seeing a movie, to hanging out with friends.
The majority of every one of my summers is spent on one thing, games. I was playing...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
My Grandfather and I
The day I presented my grandfather's funeral, I cried near the river and watched the sky. This is the sky we have always watched for me and you. I was motionless for my grandfather's death and thought over the sky. It seems like same but not at all as my grandfather looked...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Jason is my ESL 5A classmate in this summer semester. He was born in Taishan, Guangdong, China. He came to the United States when he was 14 years old, and now he is already 19 years old. He had stayed in the United States 5 years. He has a very happy family with his parents and younger...
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...
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiangmai, Thailand
17 August 2013
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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...
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I confirm that this work is my own. Additionally, I confirm that no part of this coursework, except where clearly quoted and referenced, has been copied from material belonging to...