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Chinese Mandarin Made Easy!

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45 per session - Virtual OK

Chinese really isn't as hard as it seems!

...especially once you learn about pinyin and radicals, which are the building blocks for Chinese speaking and writing, respectively.

I offer 2 Chinese intro topics. Please choose one topic to focus on for each 45-minute video call session:

1) PRONUNCIATION BASICS
- I will introduce the 5 tones in Mandarin Chinese
- I will teach you how to pronounce each sound using the Pinyin phonetic system.
- I will teach you the difference between the main regional accents (Beijing vs. Taipei)

*Pinyin is the system in China that uses the Latin alphabet as a phonetic guide, including accents on the vowels to indicate tones. For example: 大学 is written as dà xué in pinyin, and pronounced "Da shway".

2) WRITING BASICS
- I will explain how radicals work in traditional Chinese characters (used in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and even Japanese kanji).
- I will explain how the characters differ between traditional characters, and the simplified characters used in Mainland China.

*****If you already know theses basics and want a full beginner lesson in Chinese with me:
- see my "Learn a Language the Fun Way" Simbi Service
- or check out my website at: http://katrinakrogstad.com/language-journeys

Training & Qualifications


SPEAKING:
- I spent 5 months studying Chinese Mandarin at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and lived in Taipei, Taiwan for a year and a half.
- Although Chinese is not my first language, I have a native-speaker level of pronunciation (I am often mistaken for a native Mandarin speaker on the phone.)

WRITING:
- I learned both simplified characters and Pinyin writing systems in China.
- I also learned some traditional Chinese characters while in Taiwan.

Availability & Preferences


I will send you a link to book a video call session with me.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

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Dec 06, 2019
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About Katrina Krogstad

ASPIRE. EVOLVE. THRIVE. Sometimes we need a little help to evolve to our greatest potential. I believe in mutual empowerment, helping each other you to realign with our joy & passions, our uniqu...eness, and our special relationship with the world around you. Together, I hope to create a beautiful future that will sustain us, our community, and our planet. “It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.” – Danny (Roald Dahl, Danny, the Champion of the World) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Raised in small towns in BC and New Brunswick, I developed a strong sense of connection, community, & adventure and exploration early on. I have traveled to 24 countries & learned 4 languages. I have gained a diverse work experience through a variety career opportunities, especially in education. I use my interview skills to help both international and local friends with their job applications. I developed Multiple Chemical Sensitivities later in life, which catalyzed a return back to natural living. Through simplifying and detoxifying my life, I developed a deeper relationship with nature and meaningful relationships with friends and family. Now in my 30’s, I share all these passions with others. I get great joy through teaching others and creating meaningful relationships.show more

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