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Im Half Chinese

so am i!

im thinkin about taking a cantonese course in september to become a translator, cos i cant speak a word. my dad would never teach me, he always said there was no point cos the country was so poor and hed moved to england for a better life. nice one dad.

andrew297 andrew297 26-30 4 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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Yeah, my mom did the same, except she didn't want to because she was afraid of teaching us wrong, but they way I look at it is, well, atleast I'd know some then!

So am I!!! I've tried Cantonese but I just can't find the time. Well, I think China's becoming wealthier now a days.<br />
It might come in handy one day. Especially if you're planning to find some market in china.

Sorry about the weather,but you're almost certainly still better off in England - unless your dad is a Communist bigwig,for example.<br />
Learning a "heritage" language is fantastic for its own sake,though,and I wish you every success with it.

Good to know that you care about your root to want to learn the language.<br />
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The reason my elders didn't want to teach me, or even speak the language (Mandarin), was a little scarier though. The Chinese in my country were seen as communists and thus it was best to hide out heritage.<br />
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Nowadays it's promised to us that we'll no longer suffer from discrimination but well, I'll take it with a grain of salt.<br />
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The language is beautiful though and I think you'll admire the art behind every character!