Well yesterday, we had our second meeting at Tamk library, and we focus more on learning Chinese. Firstly, we have learned the alphabet, how to pronounce each letter and some words which I find a little difficult to understand them at the beginning but as I continue to repeat them was easier. Also, I have learned some basic conversation phrases, some ingredients and foods, family members, numbers and how to make a complete sentence. From my point of view, the most difficult thing in Chinese is to write the words in Chinese which I will try to learn it. However, it was a great experience because I didn’t expect to learn easily because Chinese look difficult but as they say don’t judge a book by its cover.
Two days ago, we had our first meeting at Tamk cafeteria. First, we talked about Chinese a popular festival like the Spring Festival and about Chinese foods. We asked about some rumors about foods like dogs and cats which are not eaten by everyone as we knew. Furthermore, we had a small introduction to the Chinese alphabet, and we learn about various religions across China, different cultures which have some small differences depending to the region. Finally, we talked about our country, Cyprus, our traditional foods and beverages. Then we showed our archeological sites and places such as landscapes and crystal-clear beaches which made them want to visit our country.