i only want to say five things:1. Your chinese pronunciation is really good!2. You have the potential to be a announcer!3. Your speach makes you have 1.4 billion supporters which is 1/5 of the total population in the world!4. I love you!5. I'm not gay!
no offence, but man you gotta hang out more with Chinese guys, you totally talk like a girl when you speak Chinese, haha. though you are perfect at the four tones and you do make a very good point.
just like english speaker can understand chinese english. think why you could understand chinese english.simple as it.tones is important, but not all.
Ok, I agree with you on some things, but this video was completely one-sided. I actually support the Olympics, however...To say that 1.4 billion people will rejoice in the "sporting greatness" is not a fair statement at all. In places like Xinjiang, Han-Uighur relations are so tense that separate groups will not even go into each others restaurants or businesses. Also, we all know that Tibetan-Han relations are far from perfect. There are plenty of Han that I've talked to that could care less about the Olympics. Yet, many Chinese people have no problem speaking for their entire country..."We Chinese love the Olympics", "We 1.3 billion Chinese all support the torch", etc, etc. As an American, I've heard my countrymen and government say the same types of things and it makes me very frustrated.Anyway, statements such as above affirm that--as you stated--the average Chinese citizen is really excited for the Olympics. But why is this? One reason, is that China is eager to give a glimpse of itself to an ignorant Western world. Nothing wrong with that. The other reason is that the Olympics have been used extensively by the government as an agent of propaganda. Why didn't you mention this in your video? The Olympics have stirred up much more nationalism in China than "Olympic spirit" and that is largely because of the government. Every Chinese city I've been to in the last two years has some sort of Beijing 2008 decoration. This would not be the case back in the States or in Canada. There are Olympic cartoons on TV for goodness sake. I saw a grown man on the bus with an Olympic-themed cell phone cover.The government has intentionally overhyped the Olympics as a way for CCP to gain more power and control. Unfortunately, it has worked. Partially due to the hardships that China has faced this year, and partially due to the CCP's masterminding. Supporting the Olympics is fine, but don't think that all Chinese people are excited about the Olympics. Don't think that those who are excited have not been manipulated by their government.
Anonymous:i partly agree with you. the relationship between han and tibetan is not perfect, there do have some problems. and there also have some people from xinjiang dont like olympics. but u have to know that's just few people. they cant represent the whole chinese thinkings! it;s the same as there do have discrimination problems in USA, but u cant say all of the americans hate black guys. so when we describe americans, we more prefer to say they r a multi-culture nation instead of a discrimination nation! it's the same as chinese, when most chinese welcome beijing olympics, u cant say they cant represent the whole chinese just because there r few chinese dont like the game!and also, i think there is nothing wrong to show a nation to the world by using the olympic game as a tool! we want people more understand us and know more about China, this is not a political act, but a cultural act!i even stick a beijing olympic logo on my car, but the reason i do that is not to show off my country to the world but to celebrate olympic game as a human game instead of a chinese game. so when we say chinese r really have keen desires to welcome the olympic,we have to know one basic thing: the olympic game is not just for chinese, it is a internetional game, it represent the whole human!
well not to discuss politics here~ I feel sorry for u getting comments like the anonymous or, actually I shouldn't feel sorry at all~ no one is perfect, neither do their statement so I mean I don't care I think ur speech gotta point there. lolbtw ur chinese is amazingly good although I still wanna mention couple things here:when u pronounce chinese u r still using the same part of ur vocal cords(or I should say the same position of ur throat) as when u pronounce english. That's how ur chinese isn't as native as ours:P Other than that~ hum I should say I'm really impressive~ oh btw, there r tones in chinese characters already(I's sure ur gr8 at it), so when u say the whole sentence u don't need to add additional tones as u did in english. just keep the voice straight, ur gonna get incredible result out of it XD[zak]
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