Saturday, August 06, 2005

empty city, meet changcheng

I learned how to say the Great Wall of China in my Mandarin class yesterday. It's strange that it took me several months to learn because I am sure the GWC was probably one of the first things I knew about in China. "Changcheng" breaks down into "chang" meaning long and "cheng" meaning city. That description is a lot more exciting than a wall, even if it is great.

4 Comments:

Blogger R J Keefe said...

I keep forgetting about this avocations of yours. I, too, dream of speaking Putonghua. Let's get together and learn how dress people down in high Tai Tai style!

Sat Aug 06, 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Another Bystander in a World of Dementia said...

Wow... I admire you learning Chinese...

I myself have tried.

And failed so so so so so so so so
Horribly....

I just couldnt seem to remember all the countless characters for all the words...

So I gave up.

Pissed and full of regret..

I took up French, thinking it was gonna be easy, as I could UNDERSTAND the words..

How wrong I was...

Sat Aug 06, 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Slimbolala said...

I'm confused. Is "NERB" your Chinese-speaking alter-ego or an entirely different person? I'm assuming something more like the former.

Mon Aug 08, 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Ms. NOLA said...

Nerb is another resident at Crazy 8s. He's his own awesome person, not any alter-ego of Chinese illiterate Ms. NOLA. So happy to hear from you again, Nerb!

Mon Aug 08, 09:57:00 AM  

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