"Mandarin" Essays and Research Papers

  • Mandarin

    A Sketch of the Mandarin Language: Morphology and Syntax Introduction 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 widely-spoken language in the world. In the 200 census, China had a population of 840 million people, and 70% of that population spoke mandarin as their mother tongue. The Mandarin language is part of the...

    Chinese language, Dialect, English language 1364  Words | 6  Pages

  • Learn Chinese - Mandarin Morning

    Now a lot of westerns can speak Chinese language, and they want to read Chinese books, so which methods is suitable them? Our mandarin school website editors find followings _ How to read Chinese books, then you can read them and learn something for helping to learn mandarin in shanghai. Before you read Chinese books, Survey the chapter: the title, headings, and subheadings captions under pictures, charts, graphs or maps review questions or teacher-made study guides introductory and concluding...

    China, Chinese language, Educational psychology 591  Words | 3  Pages

  • Survey of Mandarin Chinese Morphology

     The Mandarin Chinese language (and all other dialects of Chinese including Cantonese) lacks any kind of overt inflectional morphology. In Chinese, words are typically formed by one or two written characters. Each character is monosyllabic and can usually stand alone as an unbound morpheme, making inflectional changes more or less impossible. As a result, the Chinese language family has no method of overtly expressing tense, number, gender, etc. Instead of inflectional changes, Chinese uses context...

    Chinese language, Classifier, Grammatical number 612  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Roles of Tonal and Segmental Information in Mandarin Spoken Word Recognition: an Eyetracking Study

    Assignment 1 - Article Summary In their article, “the roles of tonal and segmental information in Mandarin spoken word recognition: an eyetracking study”, Malins and Joanisse investigate how suprasegmental features affect on-line auditory word perception. Current speech perception models have fallen short in accounting for suprasegmental features because all have been based on Indo-European languages. In this study, Malins and Joanisse extend the potential of suprasegmental features by examining...

    Chinese language, Cognition, Perception 963  Words | 3  Pages

  • Study Plan

    2013 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Taiwan Ministry of Education Introduction 1. Purpose To encourage international students (excluding Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students) to undertake Mandarin language (Huayu) courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan), in order to provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community. 2. Award Value A monthly...

    Beijing dialect, Chinese language, Mandarin Chinese 1700  Words | 6  Pages

  • Absolute Pitch

    than a person with early musical exposure but who has no family members with absolute pitch. (Baharloo) Figure 2. Family Pedigrees Language In a study conducted by the University of California San Diego, they found that people who speak Mandarin or Vietnamese had a significantly higher chance of possessing AP. Since both of these languages are tone languages, recognizing pitch is essentially for conveying and understanding meanings of words. This suggests that the ability to acquire AP...

    Chinese language, Music, Pitch 1185  Words | 5  Pages

  • We Googled You

    Hathaway Jones has fallen on hard times Hathaway Jones products were expensive and lacked flair Fred's old roommate is John Brewster John Brewster is Mimi Brewster's father Mimi was 29 years old (not quite 30) Mimi grew up in China Mimi spoke both Mandarin and a local Chinese dialect Mimi majored in modern Chinese history and graduated cum laude at Berkeley Mimi worked at a management consultancy right out of college Mimi graduated from Stanford with an MBA Mimi was recruited by Eleanor Gaston...

    China, Chinese language, Han Chinese 680  Words | 3  Pages

  • Proposal: Chinese Language Class

    students have about the Chinese Mandarin language, b) the level of interest the students in learning a new language, and c) the perception of the students about Mandarin. Proposed Plan The researcher proposes the following plan regarding the introduction of a new language course: Survey. The researcher will develop a short and easy-to-fill questionnaire to obtain the information necessary to have a better understanding of the students’ view of the Mandarin language. The survey will include...

    Beijing dialect, China, Chinese language 667  Words | 3  Pages

  • advantages of teaching

    career success. Language Stars, located in 15 Chicagoland locations, has been savvy to these truths since 1998. With the goal of creating multilingual citizens, toddlers through elementary school kids can take full immersion classes in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, German and Italian. The native-speaking teachers lead thematic classes full of games, songs, art, drama and cooking experiences. “It is not surprising that bilingual children go on to enjoy the personal and professional opportunities...

    Beijing dialect, China, Chinese language 719  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Wood Duck

    occurs with the Wood Duck. On average the wood duck is an average size duck. Males ,when fully grown, on average weigh about 680g. And females average about only 460g. Naturalists have be able to state that the Wood Duck's closet relative is the Mandarin Duck of eastern Asia. They share colors and features only distinct to there breeds. The Wood Duck is a North American and North American only species. It lives, breeds, and winters in North America. They mostly range from the eastern United...

    Aix, Duck, Ducks 940  Words | 3  Pages

  • china pestel

    Literacy rate:- 92.8%(2010 est.) Religions: Buddhism(50%), Taoism(30%), and Chinese folk religions & others(Muslim 1.5-2%,Christian 34%) Languages The official language of the People's Republic of China is Putonghua (Mandarin). The population of China is so great that Mandarin is spoken by over fourteen percent of the people in the world. ENVIRONMENT China has a variety of forest types. Hardwoods such as teak and mahogany are cultivated as commercial crops, as are pine and other softwoods...

    Chinese folk religion, Natural environment, People's Republic 623  Words | 4  Pages

  • Positive and Negative Environmental Impact of Taiw

    Taiwan. Taiwanese pride themselves on their hospitality, and are committed to creating a friendly and convenient living environment for others to study Mandarin Chinese and experience Chinese and indigenous cultures. Most people in Taiwan speak Basic English, are very willing to help new friends from afar. Even if one has just begun to learn Mandarin Chinese, there will be no problems obtaining the information and assistance required. Taiwan is located off the southeastern coast of China, at the...

    Air pollution, Environment, Environmentalism 1067  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Decline in the Proficiency of English in Malaysia Has Reached an Alarming Level. Analyze the Cause and Effect. in Your Answer, You Should Include Suggestion to Deal with This Problem.

    world. English is also the 3rd most common native language in the world after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. What are the functions of English? English is widely used in business, employment, education and media but not that much in Malaysia. This is mainly because teenagers nowadays in Malaysia speaks in a very unique that only exist in Malaysia. We call it ‘rojak language’. ‘Rojak language’ is a mixture of English, Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien and of course our Malaysia’s mother tongue, Malay. What has...

    Dutch language, English language, German language 1093  Words | 3  Pages

  • chinese culture

    Language Cantonese is used most widely. Since the city's reversion to China in 1997, local government has adopted the 'biliterate and trilingual' policy. That's to say, Chinese and English are regarded as the official languages; Cantonese, Chinese mandarin and English are spoken languages. Food As a culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong boasts various delicacies in the local or from overseas. The city is influenced by western countries and some of the foods there combine the flavors of Chinese cuisine...

    Chinese calendar, Chinese language, Hong Kong 1289  Words | 4  Pages

  • Decline or Rise in English Proficiency in Malaysia? by Christopher

    see an increase every year in the number of speakers in the world. By 2050, Graddol predicts, Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi/Urdu, and Arabic would be equally ranked with English as the world language. Mandarin remains the native language by more than a billion people in the world. China’s population is about one-sixth of the world’s population, and when China’s economy overshadows that of the U.S., Mandarin may likely be the new must-learn language. Together with China, countries such as Russia, Brazil...

    British Empire, English language, German language 1684  Words | 5  Pages

  • How the Eip Has Affected Racial Harmony in Singapore

    jail. Racism is slowly dissapearing, how it is still existant. There are still employers who state, as part of their requirements, that employees must be fluent in Mandarin. They are not directly potraying racism as an Indian fluent in Mandarin can still submit an application, but the reality is that only a few Indians speak Mandarin. Below is an excerpt of a response to Aaron Ng's blog entry on rascism in Singapore. (http://aaron-ng.info/blog/racism-in-singapore-the-sequel.html) • I’m from malaysia...

    Chinese language, Ethnic group, Miscegenation 823  Words | 3  Pages

  • Bela Bartok

    and concentrate on writing and composing.        Bela, influenced by Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss and Lgor Stravinsky, wrote yet another ballet, The ‘Miraculous Mandarin’. Then came his two violin sonatas in 1921 and 1922, which were his most complex pieces structurally and harmonically. The controversial ‘The Miraculous Mandarin’, is based on a modern story of robbery, prostitution and murder, though started in 1918, was not performed until 1926. The audience stormed out in a rage and further...

    Béla Bartók, Classical music, Folk music 1636  Words | 5  Pages

  • The truth

    sweep of the store shows some similar sized cans!  pineapples, tomato sauce, mushrooms, soup, mandarin oranges... When I shake the mystery can next to other cans, I find it most sounds like the mushrooms, the mandarin oranges, and the artichoke hearts There is no manufacturer's code.  The can's arrival time is unknown unfortunately. The last truck included mushrooms, tomato sauce, pineapple, mandarin oranges, cat food, chicken noodle soup, chili and sardines. ----------------------------------------Eddie...

    Chicken soup, Hypothesis, Mandarin orange 1626  Words | 3  Pages

  • China Oem contract

    company and its Chinese manufacturer. I think one big reason so many US law firms do not write their OEM agreements in Chinese is simply because they do not have any lawyers who can read and write Mandarin fluently. My firm has four lawyers (and various others) who can read and write (and speak) Mandarin fluently and we usually favor putting our clients’ OEM contracts in Chinese for the following reasons. Because international contracts are so often between parties from different countries, they...

    China, Chinese character, Chinese language 3005  Words | 7  Pages

  • topics for english class

    Chinese language: strictly speaking, there is no such language as Chinese. In China they have many languages called dialects by the Chinese. The only thing they all have in common is the Chinese characters. The most commonly spoken dialects are Mandarin Chinese and then Cantonese. English is the most widely distributed language in the world. English is used either as the main or one of the official languages in 105 countries around the world, which include USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand...

    China, Chinese language, Dialect 961  Words | 3  Pages

  • cv example

    Activities and Services 2000 - 2002 As a Chairperson in Geography Club 2000 - 2001 As a Group Leader in Big Brother and Big Sister Scheme 1998 – 1999 As a Secretary in Geography Club Skills Languages: English / Mandarin / Japanese / French / Cantonese (Fluent / Good / Average / Fair / Native) Computer Skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash Typing Skills: Typing Skills: English 46 w/m, Chinese 29 w/m Others: ...

    China, Chinese language, English language 454  Words | 6  Pages

  • Siri

    Corporate Social Responsbility in a New World Order St.Gallen Wings of Excellence Award; Global Capitalism, Chinese Democracy HKU’s Dean’s Honor List Award i i \ ii SKILLS AND INTERESTS Fluent in speaking, writing and reading Cantonese, Mandarin, English and Japanese Parliamentary Debating (British and Australian Style) and International Relations (esp. Middle East History) Film Appreciation and Criticism (Hong Kong and French Cinema), Reading Classics and Swimming -- REFERENCES AVAILABLE...

    2009, Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships, Chinese University of Hong Kong 359  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Deception of Wild Animals (Language/Style Essay)

    those languages. My mother and her side of the family speak a few dialects of Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, as well as their local, aboriginal languages. So, I speak some of those languages with her. The usual median language for my family is the Mandarin dialect of Chinese, since we all speak it—though during every family reunion, it seems as if everyone is purposely speaking a language or dialect that I do not understand. I would filter through gobbledy-gook to the bits and pieces of information...

    Chinese language, Dialect, English language 1059  Words | 3  Pages

  • Discuss the Validity of This Statement, “State Measures Have Fostered Racial Harmony in Singapore, ” by Examining at Least Three of the Following Areas: Education Policies Such at Bilingual Policy Meritocracy Ethnic

    Hence, state measures might not have fostered racial harmony in Singapore, but in fact, makes the situation worse. Other policies Singapore’s government implemented would be education policies like the Bilingual Education Policy and the Speak Mandarin Campaign. The bilingual policy is one that requires for most students to take a ‘Mother Tongue Language’, and attain a certain level of proficiency in it. Alongside this is having English as a first language and the medium of instruction in schools...

    China, Ethnic group, Government 1304  Words | 4  Pages

  • english

    taking his suggestions, my writing has a big step of improvement and sounds much more natural than before. WRITTEN CHINESE AND SPOKEN PUTONGHUA With a rapid economic development of China, Mandarin has become more important as an international language. As a business student, if I could speak fluent mandarin and presentable written Chinese, then it helps to increase my competitiveness in seeking for jobs. However, it seems that I still have much room for improvements in this area. In the last semester...

    Better, Business ethics, China 1563  Words | 5  Pages

  • China Sport Product Market Analysis

    affordable and rivalrous. Product adaptations Style Same to Canada, Chinese youngling prefer sportswear much better, the leather bag and wallet also very popular in China. Labeling Since the main China use Mandarin, the following information should print both English and Mandarin on the products. a. Size b. Brand name c. Percentage of cotton The bilanguage is not only for easy understanding the feature of products but also indicated that is made by foreign manufacturer. The foreign language...

    Canadian dollar, China, Dollar 665  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dialect

    say in Pinyin:”Kaopu.”However, the south citizens say:”Bashi.” China has eight major dialect groups: Putonghua (Mandarin), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan and Hakka and many sub-dialects. The language spoken in Beijing is often referred to as Mandarin or Putonghua. But Pekingese always adds “er” in some word. For instance, in Mandarin, Chinese always say “Buyong.” meaning “No.”, but in Pekingese, we often say”Beng.” in Pinyin. Compared with English...

    Beijing, Chinese language, Han Chinese 832  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cultural Self Portrait

    am more integrated into the mainstream of Philippine society. I’m able to better articulate the local language, attitudes and conformities. Although my parents put me in a Chinese school, as most parents do, in order for me to learn the Chinese Mandarin language, however, the mindset at that time was that the language is of no use in my country of birth. Who would have known that, after 20 years, the Chinese language became important, in an economic sense. As a result of that mindset and integration...

    China, Chinese culture, Chinese language 931  Words | 3  Pages

  • Lingua Franca

    when the world was being traversed by sailors from dozens of nations, and each vessel was manned by any number of nationalities, new languages called lingua franca began to emerge. These languages were often a blend of Portuguese, English, French, Mandarin and local languages, and allowed for communication and trade between the polyglot merchants both on board and on the mainland. Several examples of it exist today - the pidgin of Papua New Guinea is one example. Worldwide lingua franca Malay...

    Chinese language, English language, French language 1505  Words | 5  Pages

  • International Business

    most likely be a language barrier. In France 88% of the population speak French this means L’Oreal will need to have French speaking employees, however some French people speak English, Spanish and Italian. In Taiwan most of the population speak Mandarin Chinese, this means that employees working in France will need to employ someone who can speak more than one language to communicate with other offices. In Taiwan the English Language is a part of the school curriculum so L’Oreal will be able to...

    China, Chinese language, Culture 1246  Words | 4  Pages

  • Hofstede Emerging Cultural Profile - Indonesia

    churches have been active on Taiwan for many years, and today the island has more than 600,000 Christians, a majority of whom are Protestant. 3. Component of Culture Taiwan has a population of approximately 20.5 million. The official language is Mandarin Chinese. Most businessmen speak and understand English. Taiwanese appearance should be neat and clean. Women should dress conservatively as well with a simple skirt and blouse and conservative dress for men is changing rapidly to a more open style...

    Chinese language, Culture, Developed country 1020  Words | 4  Pages

  • Nick s essay Autosaved

    the time, Amy is unwilling to learn from his example. Perhaps she feels embarrassed by his love of Chinese things, as she strives to be Australian and fit the image of an Australian teenager. She does not appreciate his talents and refuses to learn Mandarin which would have allowed her to communicate with him: “I’d let my Chinese go by then, which made listening to him too much of an effort.” However, when her grandfather dies, Amy realises how bad her behaviour has been and what a wonderful opportunity...

    Chinese language, Expectation, Family 1068  Words | 3  Pages

  • Report Event of Story Telling

    INTRODUCTION Teaching English in the SJKC is not easy. It is because the pupils here seldom speak the language they are more used to speak in or their mother tongue that is the Mandarin language. So each year in order to make the pupils involved and have interest in English Language our school have implemented many English programmes in which it is to be carried out by our English Panel ( Panitia Bahasa Inggeris ) every year. One of the programme is StoryTelling competition. My report will be on...

    Dialect, English language, Languages of the Philippines 1084  Words | 4  Pages

  • You Get Stronger While Facing Difficulties

    “在這種情況下,我需要學習中國以外的其他語言。” [In this case, I needed to learn an additional language other than Chinese.] On the other hand, Chinese songs were very common. My mother quite enjoyed listening to Chinese songs. She said there were local Cantonese songs and Mandarin songs from Taiwan. When compared, nowadays the importance of English in Hong Kong has declined. There are more and more high schools use Chinese as medium of instruction. In other words, nowadays Hong Kong is more likely to be a Chinese city. In...

    Cantonese people, Chinese language, Hong Kong 949  Words | 3  Pages

  • Levendary Cafe

    Chinese chains to embrace these operational tools. The main pro of how Levendary entered into the Chinese market was by utilizing the skills of Louis Chen. Chen was a very high-energy and motivated entrepreneur. Chen was bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese and was very familiar with neighborhoods in Shanghai, China through his decade of experience as a retail property developer. Chen also brought with him a network of contacts to help speed up processes such as permitting, incorporating and...

    China, Chinese language, Economy of the People's Republic of China 1132  Words | 4  Pages

  • Target Market

    promote the brand. (Pinterest由美国加州帕罗奥图的一个名为Cold Brew Labs的团队创办,2010年正式上线。在社交网站中的浏览量仅次于Facebook、Youtube、VK以及Twitter。) It has created unique and viewer-friendly Youtube videos to market the roducts. There’s even an Iphone app available entirely in Mandarin for domestic shoppers. All this has given the brand a young and hip vibe ,which has helped increase the appreal among domestic buyers. In China its outlets are in fashionable, iconic places with mostly foreign tourists ...

    China, Chinese language, Culture of China 427  Words | 2  Pages

  • Cultural Brief of Taiwan

    orientation, Performance orientation, and Humane orientation. CULTURAL NORMS, VALUES, AND BELIEFS Taiwan’s population is generally Han Chinese and is divided into three groups based on their language: Taiwanese, Hakka, and Mandarin. The official language of Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese, but Min-nan dialect is also widely spoken. English is the most popular foreign language which makes it part of their regular school curriculum. Most people in Taiwan have traditional values based on Confucian ethics...

    Cross-cultural communication, Geert Hofstede, Gesture 2275  Words | 7  Pages

  • UCD Workplace Issue

    degree. Since I can speak Mandarin, I will sometimes converse with my Chinese colleague in Mandarin. However, we do not talk about work related topics. Rather, we converse about how our weekend went and talk about our hobbies. However, this can make other colleagues feel left out who are going out to lunch with us because they are not able to communicate with us because they do not speak Mandarin. There was an instance where my Chinese colleague and I spoke Mandarin during lunch and a colleague...

    Chinese language, Dialect, English language 774  Words | 3  Pages

  • Levendary Café : the China Challenge

    China shows a dramatic number as well as for the occupancy cost. Question 5: What are Louis Chen’s qualities as a global leader? Discuss them in light of China and the US. • He had MBA from Stanford University. He is Bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. He was familiar with the neighborhoods in Shanghai and Beijing since he had long experience as a retail property developer, so he knew the impact of store location on profitability. He had strong connections with many real estate agents...

    China, Chinese character, Chinese language 1775  Words | 5  Pages

  • Chinese Culture

    is totally different from North Americans’ language. Actually there are variations in Chinese languages. Each province has its own language in China, but the most popular one is Mandarin. Everyone should know how to speck in Mandarin because it is decided to be the country’s official language. The Mandarin dialect has about one thousand and six hundred syllabic forms in four tones variations. The confusion of Chinese language is that there are too many words with similar sounds and tones...

    China, Chinese character, Chinese language 868  Words | 3  Pages

  • Language and Identity

    said or spoken, or maybe just completely different, but overall they can figure out the main message of the conversation. In comparison to this, over 400 million Chinese people in China can not even speak, what is claimed to be their language, Mandarin. There are large numbers of people in the rest of the country that speak the language really badly. 70% of the nation can speak the language, but most of this percentage speaks it very badly. The other 30% of the people, which are the remaining 400...

    Chinese language, Dialect, English language 888  Words | 3  Pages

  • Market Entry

    advertisement will make my product familiar in Beijing market . LANGUAGE BARRIES There are over 296 langauges spoken in china but in Beijing there are two langauges spoken, the Cantonese language and the mandarin language ,this barrier can be over come first by hiring a good translator to breach the gap of communication and also labelling and packaging my product in both languages to suite the market DIFFERENT PREFERENCES...

    China, Chinese character, Chinese language 2038  Words | 6  Pages

  • Lavendery Cafe

    Mia Foster is also found that Chinese subsidiary submitted all management and financial reports to Denver or likely known as headquarters of Levendary Cafe in its own format. Louis Chen is the president of Levendary China. He is capable of speak Mandarin Chinese and English and had long experience as retail property developer gave him intimate familiarity with neighborhoods in Shanghai and Beijing. Chen also had a network of contacts to help speed up the process of permitting, incorporating, and...

    Case study, Chinese language, Christopher Nolan 1147  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mandarin Oriental

    overview Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is a hotel investment and management company operating deluxe and first class hotels and residences in sought-after city and resort destinations around the world. The group currently operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 26 countries with 18 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 11 in Europe and the Middle East. In addition, its portfolio includes 12 Residences at Mandarin Oriental (Jardines, 2011). Mandarin Oriental...

    Advertising, Hotel, Hotel chains 2452  Words | 9  Pages

  • Global Context of Modern Business

    believed to have the oldest continuous civilisation. China has over 4,000 years of provable history. Beijing is the capital of China and is the most important point for the country. The official language is standard Chinese, which is derived from the Mandarin language however most business people speak English. There are many dialects in China however there is only one written language. A communist form of government rules China. The Chinese government promotes atheism although the constitution guarantees...

    China, Chinese language, Government 1551  Words | 5  Pages

  • Understanding the Death of Language

    Dialect, which is moribund now because of the promotion of standard Mandarin. It is now becomes a common problem that it is so hard to find a Shanghai child who can speak pure and coherent Shanghai Dialect. Like Cantonese to Cantonese and Hong Kong people, the Shanghai Dialect used to be the symbol of local identity. However, with the policy of promoting standard Mandarin, teachers are forced to teach and speak only standard Mandarin in all schools in Shanghai. Children are been taught that they are...

    Endangered language, Extinct language, Hong Kong 937  Words | 5  Pages

  • Chinese Schools

    commitment. For this and other reasons, students from Chinese schools often excel in public examinations especially in Science and Mathematics. The other attraction of Chinese schools is that students are required to learn an additional language, Mandarin, which is a highly marketable skill in the job market. Chinese Education: A Historical Perspective The beginnings of Chinese education in Malaysia can be traced to the early nineteenth century. It was recorded that by 1815, there were already...

    China, Chinese language, Education 1797  Words | 6  Pages

  • Essay Individualism vs Collectivism

    analysis caused him to veto the idea. Shoemaker, a Canadian lawyer who had studied at The University Western Ontario!s law school and had worked in New York City as a sports lawyer, based his analysis on two key points: He himself did not speak Mandarin. And, even more important, he worried about marginalizing himself from the WTA!s global operations if he focused on one region. Shoemaker, only 35 years old, is looking for a long career with the WTA and does not want to blemish what to date...

    2008 Summer Olympics, China, Corporate governance 1536  Words | 6  Pages

  • Study Plan for Master

    of Studies in overseeing the management and on-going training of over 20 foreign teachers. In addition to teaching, one of my main objectives for coming to China was to become proficient in Mandarin. Immediately upon arrival, I fervently began learning the language. I am now completely fluent in Mandarin Chinese. In November 2010, I passed the HSK (汉语水平考试) with a level 7, scoring 7’s in the 听力 and 综合 sections, and 8’s in 语法 and 阅读. I have also begun teaching myself Japanese and Russian. Another...

    China, Chinese language, English language 1250  Words | 4  Pages

  • Amy Tan's "A pair of tickets" character analysis

    to find out more about her family and learn more about herself. In the story, it’s very clear that Jing Mei feels isolated. The author makes this clear from this statement “…speak the Mandarin dialect from their childhood, but the rest of the family speaks only the Cantonese of their village. I understand only Mandarin but can’t speak it that well.” (151). The language barrier makes it very difficult for Jing Mei to further connect to her family. Jing describes it as “if I were in the United Nation...

    China, Father, Han Chinese 1332  Words | 4  Pages

  • Environmental Analysis of Shanghai (China)

    is obviously completely different to the Irish. There are few main concepts and values of Chinese presented below in order to understand how to communicate and adopt to the cultural environment of China. Language: ❖ Native language: Mandarin Chinese ❖ High percentage of population can speak English. It was reported by ‘China Daily’ that more than 3 million of Chinese study English and in the past few years ‘learning English programmes were supported by the government. Key values: ...

    Beijing, China, Han Chinese 885  Words | 6  Pages

  • Cultural Sensitivity

    is also important for Company A to build a strong relationship with its Taiwanese workers. The first barrier to communication is language. The primary language in Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese and while most Taiwanese businessmen do speak English, it would be a good idea for some representatives from Company to a learn some Mandarin Chinese to help with communication efforts. Company should also consider having some translators available to maintain clear communication as well. Taiwanese business is based...

    Corporation, Culture, Han Chinese 1388  Words | 5  Pages

  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel

    Mandarin Oriental hotel Vision ,mission , objectives Mission: Our mission is to completely delight and satisfy our guests. We are committed to making a difference every day; continually getting better to keep us the best. Vision: Our Vision is to be widely recognised as the best luxury hotel group in the world. The strategy of the Group is to open the hotels currently under development, while continuing to seek further selective opportunities for expansion around the world. About background...

    Hotel, Hotel chains, Hotels 587  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel

    Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is a five-star hotel in Bangkok owned in part and managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the original structure was the first hotel built in Thailand when it opened as The Oriental in 1879. Today, the hotel is one of two flagship properties of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and is known for service, which consistently places it among the world's best hotels Background and History When...

    Bangkok, Hotel, Hotel chains 4629  Words | 17  Pages

  • Green Tourism

    Sustainable Tourism and Green Initiatives at Mandarin Oriental, Miami Mandarin Oriental, Miami strives to be conscious of its impact on the environment and to make a difference where it can, including various Green Efforts that are practiced throughout the hotel. The hotel’s partnership with the World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism and Everglades National Park provides an opportunity for guests to take a day trip to the Everglades, home to many rare and endangered species such as the...

    International Council on Monuments and Sites, Italy, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 864  Words | 3  Pages

  • Management and Correct Answer

    knowledge workers Correct Answer: knowledge workers Question 5 10 out of 10 points An example of a business using information systems for customer and supplier intimacy is Answer Selected Answer: the Mandarin Oriental hotel's customer-preference tracking system. Correct Answer: the Mandarin Oriental hotel's customer-preference tracking system. Question 6 10 out of 10 points An example of raw data from a national chain of automobile stores would be Answer Selected Answer: 1 Toyota RAV4...

    Management, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London 780  Words | 6  Pages

  • Chinese Could Soon Become Most Popular Web Language

    most spoken language over the Internet. 6.What is the title of the podcast and when was it published? The title of the podcast was Mandatory Mandarin Taught in Georgia Public School. It was published on October 11,2012. 7.What is the author talking about? The author is talking about a language program “Macon Miracle” to learn Mandarin in the schools of city Macon in Georgia. 8.  What is the main idea for this podcast that the author wants us to learn? The author wants us to learn the...

    China, Chinese language, Dialect 535  Words | 2  Pages

  • Language Attitudes

    Hong Kong who learned Cantonese and English at school in Hong Kong. Indeed, his mother influenced him to admire and enjoy speaking Mandarin because she loves Mandarin and has always believed that being able to speaking fluently in Mandarin is a representation of being a real Chinese. According to Jason, he always indicates to other people about knowing how to speak Mandarin is not only important to himself, but to the majority of the Chinese. In my perspective, uncommon rural Chinese language can be...

    China, Chinese language, Dialect 414  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mandarin

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