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Saturday, March 29, 2014

你好... Good Morning!


My first words in the Chinese language to a real person this morning.
I had the tones correct, too.

I said it to a lady who exercises in the mornings. I was just leaving as she entered the exercise room. I had finished wiping down the treadmill I had run on.

"你好," I said.

She smiled, and I told her I had just started studying... which was a bit of an extension of the truth; I did study some written Chinese a long time ago, but had never spoken to anyone.

She said if I ever needed any help, just ask her.

" 谢 谢,"  I said, and bowed slightly.


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