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2012-05-04 | China travel Guide
Now, I learned Chinese in Beijing, that means I learned my Chinese with all the Rs, my first time hearing Chinese was in Beijing and I kinda thought it sounded like a bunch of dogs barking at each other. Ruf ruf ruf ruf ruf. But hey thats how I started Chinese, so in 2009 when I came to Yangshuo to start teaching, and to learn Chinese, I wasnt even remotely used to their Chinese. None of the Rs I fell in love with, or for that matter really good Mandarin. At that time hearing the difference between Northern Mandarin and Southern Mandarin was like hearing a true New Yorker speaking his form of English, and hearing someone from the deep deep South in a swamp in the middle of nowheres English.