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Autor:  David
E-mail:  cukafresca@hotmail.com
Data:  18/ABR/2005 12:26 PM
Assunto:  Re: Lucia, ideograma.. Re: English or Mandarin?
 
Mensagem:  Actually, Mandarin Chinese has more than 3.000 ideograms (symbols that represent words). The Chinese don't use an alphabet to write like the Japanese (although they also use these ideograms). I've already read some things about Mandarin and I found them very interesting: 1- Mandarin grammar is very simple. There aren't verb conjugations etc. It seems easier than English grammar. 2 - Pronunciation is very difficult. Like any other language, it has sounds that don't exist in Portuguese or in the most common European languages. There are four tones. For example, the word MA can be pronounced in four different ways, and meaning ranges from MOTHER to HORSE. 3 - If someone wants to read Mandarin fluently, he or she will have to learn at least 3.000 ideograms, which are the most used ones. One should also know that French, German and Spanish are the most taught languages all over the world besides English, of course.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
English or Mandarin?  –  Dani  14/ABR/2005, 10:25 PM
Re: English or Mandarin?  –  Rodolfo  14/ABR/2005, 10:41 PM
Re: English or Mandarin?  –  Paulo  15/ABR/2005, 10:35 AM
Re: English or Mandarin?  –  Dani  15/ABR/2005, 12:42 PM
Re: English or Mandarin?  –  José Roberto  15/ABR/2005, 12:57 PM
Re: English or Mandarin?  –  Lucia  15/ABR/2005, 3:28 PM
Lucia, ideograma.. Re: English or Mandarin?  –  Dani  16/ABR/2005, 12:52 PM
 Re: Lucia, ideograma.. Re: English or Mandarin?  –  David  18/ABR/2005, 12:26 PM
Re: Lucia, ideograma.. Re: English or Mandarin?  –  Johannes  18/ABR/2005, 2:04 PM
Re: Lucia, ideograma.. Re: English or Mandarin?  –  David  18/ABR/2005, 3:35 PM
Just a fad then???  –  Dani  18/ABR/2005, 6:00 PM
Como é que pode?  –  Johannes  19/ABR/2005, 12:51 PM
Re: English or Mandarin?  –  Johannes  15/ABR/2005, 10:52 AM
Johannes you made my day Re: English or Mandarin?  –  Dani  15/ABR/2005, 12:45 PM

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