666 has a bad meaning in every culture, right? In today's episode Venture Capitalist Ryan Shuken explains what 666 means in Mandarin Chinese how numbers were a gateway into understanding Chinese culture for him. He also admits that focusing on communication instead of language perfection was a strong element in his success in finally becoming fluent in a language after years and years of struggle.
Part 1 of this chat:
Part 3 is coming tomorrow! Ryan will expand on his reading and writing challenges and successes as well as what he plans to do to continue to improve his Mandarin Chinese language skills in the future.
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What is happening on Geopats Podcast this month (November 2019)?
All month I will be doing a range of experimental micro episodes about language. The main focus, as usual in our language show, will be on Mandarin Chinese but I make zero promises to stick to one language. In fact, I fully expect that I will swerve towards and away from other languages throughout the month as well. This experimentation is part of National Podcast Posting Month, NaPodPoMo (it's international really but it started nationally in the U.S. many years ago so the name stuck) http://napodpomo.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/napodpomo/. Oh, and I will make reference to my language YouTube channel so here is that link as well https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClzR7HySZTVb6g-tSzAhi5A
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Serial expat who loves diving into the communicative messiness of a global life.