Why I Will Never Stop Learning Chinese – Jorinde Wiese

Jorinde Wiese is a Chinese major student. She has been learning Chinese language in Germany for two years now and participated in the Chinese Bridge Competition(汉语桥 Hàn Yǔ Qiáo) in the summer of 2016, representing Chinese learners from Germany and Europe. She feels excited to shares with us her journey of learning Chinese, and just like she said, she will never stop learning Chinese! If you like Jorinde Wiese's story of learning Chinese language, you can subscribe to her YouTube channel, or visit her personal blog Chinesisch Lernen 学习汉语.

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Why Do You Learn Chinese

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PINYIN

jīng cháng yǒu rén wèn wǒ :“nǐ wèi shí me xué xí hàn yǔ ?kě yǐ gào sù wǒ shì shén me yuán yīn ràng nǐ xué xí hàn yǔ de?”shuō shí zài de ,zhè gè wèn tí hěn nán huí dá 。wǒ hěn xǐ huān xué xí xīn dōng xī ,yóu qí shì xué yǔ yán 。shàng zhōng xué de shí hòu,wǒ jiù yǐ jīng xué huì le dān mài yǔ ,yǒu yī tiān,bān shàng de yí gè zhōng guó tóng xué jiù kāi wán xiào de duì wǒ shuō :““hā hā ,nǐ lián dān mài yǔ dōu xué le,wéi shén me bù xué zhōng wén ne ?nà cái shì zhēn lì hài !”。nà shí de wǒ tīng le ,méi yǒu lì kè jiē shòu tiǎo zhàn,xīn lǐ méi yǒu zì xìn ,yīn wéi wǒ tīng shuō xué xí hàn yǔ bú róng yì ,dàn shì xīn lǐ yě shù lì le yí gè mù biāo 。hòu lái ,zài shàng dà xué xuǎn zé zhuān yè shí ,wǒ jué dìng zuò yì jiàn bié rén kàn qǐ lái hěn “fēng kuáng ”de shì qing ,zhǔ xiū hàn xué 。zhè ,zhǐ shì wǒ xué hàn yǔ de yuán yīn zhī yī,yīn wéi wǒ kě yǐ gào sù nǐ yì bǎi gè xué xí hàn yǔ de yuán yīn,shuō yě shuō bú wán 。

 

ENGLISH

Many people have been asking me: “Why do you learn Chinese? Please tell me, what was the reason that made you study Chinese?” To be honest, the answer to this question is not easy. I love to learn new things, especially foreign languages. When I was in high school, I had taught myself Danish. One day some of my Chinese classmates were joking and telling me: “If you already managed to learn Danish, why don’t you want to give Chinese a try?” At that time, I was not really convinced this would be a good idea. I did not have the confidence that it would actually be possible for me to learn this language. I heard about how difficult the Chinese language was, but deep inside me, I started to develop a dream. Later, when I was applying for my studies at university, I chose to study something crazy and applied for Sinology. This is one of hundred possible explanations, why I decided to learn Chinese.

汉字

经常有人问我:“你为什么学习汉语?可以告诉我是什么原因让你学习汉语的?“说实在的, 这个问题很难回答。我很喜欢学习新东西,尤其是学语言。上中学的时候,我就已经学会了丹麦语,有一天,班上的一个中国同学就开玩笑地对我说:“哈哈,你连丹麦语都学了,为什么不学中文呢?那才是真厉害!”那时的我听了,没有立刻接受挑战,心里没有自信,因为我听说学习汉语不容易,但是心里也树立了一个目标。后来,在上大学选择专业时,我决定做一件别人看起来很“疯狂”的事情,主修汉学。这,只是我学汉语的原因之一,因为我可以告诉你一百个学习汉语的原因,说也说不完。

Don’t Give Up on Learning Chinese

PINYIN

wǒ cóng 2014 nián 10 yuè kāi shǐ xué xí hàn yǔ ,fēi cháng xìng yùn de ,wǒ de hàn yǔ lǎo shī fēi cháng bàng ,tóng xué men yě dōu hěn rèn zhēn 。yīn wéi wǒ rè ’ài xué xí ,suǒ yǐ xué xí hěn nǔ lì 。zài xué xí hàn yǔ de guò chéng zhōng wǒ yù dào zuì kùn nán de shì shuō hàn yǔ 。wǒ xiě le hěn duō cí yǔ kǎ piàn hé yuè dú le hěn duō wén zhāng ,dàn shì wǒ de zhōng wén shuō dé hái bú shì hěn liú lì ,méi bàn fǎ qīng chǔ de biǎo dá wǒ de xiǎng fǎ 。wǒ de mù biāo shì zài bú yuǎn de jiāng lái ,kě yǐ liú lì de shǐ yòng hàn yǔ 。shuō shí zài de ,yǒu shí hòu wǒ gǎn jué bú dào zì jǐ de jìn bù 。zuì kùn nán de shí hòu ,wǒ jiù zì jǐ gěi zì jǐ jiā yóu :“jiān chí xià qù !jiān chí jiù shì shèng lì 。”

ENGLISH

In October 2014 I started learning Chinese and I was so lucky to have an excellent Chinese teacher and very good and motivated classmates. I love to study, so I was putting in a lot effort to learn this new language. During my Chinese learning process, the most difficult part was speaking Chinese. I did write tons of vocabulary cards, read many texts written in Chinese, but still I am not able to speak Chinese fluently. I can’t express myself the way I want to and sometimes that makes me feel like there is no progress. In very tough times, I told myself: “Don’t give up easily! Good things take time! Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it’s not fine, it’s not the end.”

汉字

我从 2014 年 10 月开始学习汉语,非常幸运的,我的汉语老师非常棒,同学们也都很认真。因为我热爱学习,所以学习很努力。在学习汉语的过程中我遇到最困难的是说汉语。我写了很多词语卡片和阅读了很多文章,但是我的中文说得还不是很流利,没办法清楚地表达我的想法。我的目标是在不远的将来,可以流利的使用汉语。说实在的,有时候我感觉不到自己的进步。最困难的时候,我就自己给自己加油:“坚持下去!坚持就是胜利。”

The Way to Learn Chinese Language

PINYIN

cóng dì yī gè xué qī dào xiàn zài ,yǒu hěn duō tóng xué méi jiān chí xià lái ,zhuǎn xì le 。tài kě xī le !wǒ bù xiǎng gēn tā men yí yàng 。xìng hǎo wǒ fā xiàn le xué xí hé róng yì de guān xì ,《wéi xué 》zhè piān wén zhāng shuō guò ,“xué zhī ,zé nán zhě yì yì yǐ ,bú xué ,zé yì zhě yì nán yǐ 。”jiù shì zhè gè dào lǐ ,nǔ lì xué xí ,kùn nán de dōng xi jiù huì biàn dé jiǎn dān ,fǎn zhī ,bú nǔ lì xué xí ,jiù shì jiǎn dān de dōng xī yě huì biàn de kùn nán 。wǒ xīn lǐ xiǎng :“wǒ zhī kàn dào zì jǐ yù dào de kùn nán ,què méi kàn dào zì jǐ de jìn bù 。 rú guǒ wǒ jì xù nǔ lì xué xí ,huì jìn bù gèng duō !”

ENGLISH

Many classmates who started learning Chinese with me in the first semester eventually gave up. They didn’t stick with it and changed subjects. What a pity! I knew that I didn’t wanted to be like them. Luckily, I found out about how to make study easier. If you study hard, complicated things will become easier. But if you are not putting enough efforts in your study, the simplest things will become complicated. I know that if you only focus on the difficulties you encounter, you will not be able to see the progress. But if you are studying hard, sooner or later, the hard work will pay off.

汉字

从第一个学期到现在,有很多同学没坚持下来,转系了。太可惜了!我不想跟他们一样。幸好我发现了学习和容易的关系,《为学》这篇文章说过,“学之,则难者亦易矣,不学,则易者亦难矣。”就是这个道理,努力学习,困难的东西就会变得简单,反之,不努力学习,就是简单的东西也会变得困难。我心里想:“我只看到自己遇到的困难,却没看到自己的进步。 如果我继续努力学习,会进步更多!”

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Believe in Yourself

PINYIN

wǒ tū rán hǎo xiàng míng bái le :“wǒ kě yǐ de !” wǒ shì yí gè lè guān jī jí de nǚ hái 。wǒ rè ’ài shēng huó ,xǐ huān wēi xiào ,lè yú zhù rén 。wǒ xǐ huān xiě zuò ,wǒ de wén fēng ,fēng qù yōu mò ,jīng cháng fēn xiǎng zì jǐ duì shēng huó ,duì hàn yǔ xué xí de qīn shēn tǐ yàn hé gǎn wù 。wǒ xǐ huān yǔ yán hé wén huà ,rè ’ài xué xí ,qín fèn ’ér yǒu jì lǜ xìng 。zǒng shì lì yòng gè zhǒng jī huì xué xí 。wǒ kāi lǎng huó po ,rè ’ài yīn yuè yì shù ,tè bié ài chàng zhōng wén gē qǔ ,huì tán jí tā ,xǐ huān zì tán zì chàng 。

ENGLISH

Suddenly I started to realize: “I can do it! ” I am an optimistic girl, always looking at the bright side of life. I love to learn, I love to laugh and I love to help people the best I can. I love to write articles, developed my own style of writing, telling people about how to learn Chinese, my experiences and motivation. I am deeply fascinated by languages, love to explore new cultures. When it comes to learning I am very disciplined and always try to take every opportunity to learn. I am cheerful, love the art of music. I love to sing, especially Chinese songs and play the guitar while singing.

汉字

我突然好像明白了:“我可以的!” 我是一个乐观积极的女孩。我热爱生活,喜欢微笑,乐于助人。我喜欢写作,我的文风,风趣幽默,经常分享自己对生活,对汉语学习的亲身体验和感悟。我喜欢语言和文化,热爱学习,勤奋而有纪律性。总是利用各种机会学习。我开朗活泼,热爱音乐艺术,特别爱唱中文歌曲,会弹吉他,喜欢自弹自唱。

Participating Chinese Bridge Competition

PINYIN

jīn nián de 7 yuè shì wǒ dì yī cì lái dào zhōng guó cān jiā hàn yǔ qiáo bǐ sài 。wǒ mèng xiǎng zài zhōng guó zuò de shì rèn shi xīn de péng yǒu ,yīn wéi wǒ hěn xǐ huān rèn shí shì jiè gè dì de rén 。zài zhōng guó wǒ dāng rán měi tiān dōu xiǎng shuō hěn duō de hàn yǔ ,yīn wéi wǒ zhēn de hěn xiǎng tí gāo wǒ de hàn yǔ shuǐ píng 。duì cǐ wǒ jǐn zhāng yòu xìng fèn ! dàn wǒ gào sù zì jǐ:“bié dān xīn !shén me dōu kě yǐ !wǒ yí dìng huì jiā yóu !”

ENGLISH

In July this year, I will go to China for the very first time in my life to participate in the Chinese Bridge Competition. I am dreaming of making many new friends in China, because I love to meet people from all over the world. I will give my best and try to speak Chinese every single day, because I really want to improve my Chinese skills. I am both nervous and excited! But I tell myself: “Don’t worry! Everything is possible! I will give my best!”

汉字

今年的7月是我第一次来到中国参加汉语桥比赛。我梦想在中国做的是认识新的朋友,因为我很喜欢认识世界各地的人。在中国我当然每天都想说很多的汉语,因为我真的很想提高我的汉语水平。对此我紧张又兴奋! 但我告诉自己:“别担心!什么都可以!我一定会加油!”

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