Speaking Challenge, December 2017

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35 minutes

Sentence 13: 我知道我将面对许多寂寞的夜晚。"I know I'll face a lot of lonely nights." This is a difficult sentence to mimic. To be continued in 2018.

Sunday, Dec 31
Display avatarRaymond Moy
40 minutes

Sentence 13: 我相信你一定会了解。"I believe you'll definitely understand." This is the last sentence I will do for the challenge, but I'm going to continue until I get to the end of this song; just another 5...

Sunday, Dec 31
Display avatarRaymond Moy
40 minutes

Sentences 11 & 12. 亲爱的你哦,我不知道。"Dearest you, I just don't know." 该怎么向你道别。"How to say goodbye to you?" These were easy to mimic. I sure hope I can use them in a conversation.

Sunday, Dec 31
Display avatarRaymond Moy
40 minutes

Sentence 10: 我知道我将永远不孤单。"I know I'll never be lonely." This sentence was difficult to mimic.

Sunday, Dec 31
Display avatarRaymond Moy
40 minutes

Sentences 8 & 9: 亲爱的爸爸亲爱的妈妈。"Dear Father, dear Mother." 我的爱和我的家。"My love and my family." These sentences were rather easy to say and memorize, but they sound really sappy to me.

Sunday, Dec 31
Display avatarRaymond Moy
45 minutes

Did three more self-translations and logged and reviewed on Anki. Listened to one hour of VOA while driving back home from my parents, does that count?? I've not added it to the time here.

Saturday, Dec 30
Display avatarChris Webster

PaoLuo Bai joined the challenge!

Saturday, Dec 30
Display avatarPaoLuo Bai
120 minutes

Lingq and Pleco, reading and speaking practice.

Saturday, Dec 30
Display avatarJoe
60 minutes

Friday, Dec 29
Display avatarJoe
30 minutes

Friday, Dec 29
Display avatarJoe
60 minutes

Lingq

Friday, Dec 29
Display avatarJoe
40 minutes

Didn't have time to login yesterday due to Christmas holiday activities - ran out of time. But today I got back on track with a new sentence: 也所以梦想才会被叫做梦想。 "And that is why dreams are only called ...

Thursday, Dec 28
Display avatarRaymond Moy
120 minutes

Did 3 self-translations of a one-minute recording talking about how my day went and general reflections on life etc. I find this to be really effective in recognising what my "pet phrases" are when...

Tuesday, Dec 26
Display avatarChris Webster
40 minutes

Reviewed sentence 6 while shoveling White Christmas snow - haha. Work and study together. Started Sentence 7: 许多痛苦和悲伤。"A lot of pain and sorrow." What an appropriate phrase after shoveling snow!

Monday, Dec 25
Display avatarRaymond Moy
15 minutes

Your Chinese word of the day 23.12.17 is: 高速公路 高速公路 - highway 今天早上高速公路上的交通状况正常。Traffic conditions on the highway are normal this morning. 一旦上了高速,我们就能开得更快了。We will be able to drive faster once w...

Monday, Dec 25
Display avatarGätlin
15 minutes

Chinese Word of the Day 24.12.17 Practice saying 小型摩托车 - scooter 在希腊,我们租了小摩托骑去镇上玩。In Greece, we rented scooters and drove around town. 那个女的在骑一辆黄色的小摩托车。The woman is riding a yellow scooter. 电动...

Monday, Dec 25
Display avatarGätlin
30 minutes

Using Memrise app

Monday, Dec 25
Display avatarGätlin
40 minutes

Sentence 6: 我知道前方有大风大浪。"I know that there are great storms ahead." I really have to work on making my 2nd tone words more emphatic. Just got some coaching from my sister-in-law.

Sunday, Dec 24
Display avatarRaymond Moy
40 minutes

Today was review day to try to fix in my brain sentences 1-5 said without reference to the text, and fluently. Not there yet because I have to pause between sentences, but getting to say each sent...

Saturday, Dec 23
Display avatarRaymond Moy

Sreenivasa joined the challenge!

Saturday, Dec 23
Display avatarSreenivasa
47 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ATpUBZdpt4 Mimicking this video. Good fun!

Saturday, Dec 23
Display avatarJames Lester
40 minutes

Sentence 5: 我们要头也不回地离开。"We must leave without looking back." Got fluent, but must commit to memory.

Friday, Dec 22
Display avatarRaymond Moy
40 minutes

Sentence 3: repetition. Finally got it fluently. But still need to fix in my mind. Practice sentences 2 & 3.

Thursday, Dec 21
Display avatarRaymond Moy
45 minutes

4th sentence of song: 我们没有太多力气回头感伤。"We don't have enough energy to look back and feel sad." I am able to say this from memory fairly fluently, but need one more day to fix it in my mind. I don't t...

Thursday, Dec 21
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

Did 20 minutes while cleaning the house and another random ten. Repetition is key.

Wednesday, Dec 20
Display avatarKatharine Meeding

Leaderboard

RankScorePersonal goal progress
1.Thumb avatarRaymond Moy19.84132%
2.Thumb avatarGätlin18.9463%
3.Thumb avatarJoe8.585%
4.Thumb avatarKatharine Meeding5.4836%
5.Thumb avatarMajiya4.020%
6.Thumb avatarManuela3.5535%
7.Thumb avatarChris Webster2.7555%
8.Thumb avatarJeremy2.1321%
9.Thumb avatarJames Lester 1.9513%
10.Thumb avatarTrisha 1.010%
11.Thumb avatarHector Catrilef0.516%
12.Thumb avatarmostafa0.080%
Linkhttp://www.hackingchinese.c...
Participants45
Hours reported68.72
DurationDecember 01, 2017 to
December 31, 2017 (31 days)