Deborah Fallows, "Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language"
ISBN: 080277914X | 2011 | EPUB/MOBI | 208 pages | 8 MB/2 MB
Deborah Fallows has exhausted a lot of her life learning languages and traveling around the cosmos. But nothing prepared her for the surprises of acquirements Mandarin, China's most common speech, or the intensity of living in Shanghai and Beijing. Over time, she realized that her struggles and triumphs in studying acquired knowledge the language of her adopted home with the understanding small clues to deciphering behavior and habits of its people, and its culture's conundrums. As her facility with Mandarin increased, bits of the power - a word, a phrase, an singularity of grammar - became windows into discursive faculty romance, humor, protocol, relationships, and the exuberant humanity of modern China.