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大家好!我叫Ashley。 吃饭了吗?我学了中文六个月. (Hello everyone! My name is Ashley. How are you? I have been studying Mandarin for 6 months now) 🦊

Relaseri 3 Aug 27
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Hi, and welcome to the group. You appear to be progressing well. I haven't got so far with Chinese as to try writing/typing it. How do you produce Chinese characters? Do you type in pinyin and select from a list of possible characters if the software isn't sure, or is it more complex than that?

I use pinyin on the keyboard of my phone and select the appropriate character. It is a Chinese keyboard I use from the settings. So it pops up with what you most likely mean.

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Google translates it a bit differently: Hello everyone! My name is Ashley. have you eaten? I have studied Chinese for six months. 😛

bingst Level 8 Aug 27, 2019

And yes, roast beef on sourdough sandwich. 😛

@bingst I've learned that "have you eaten" is a common native greeting around meal times. Not really asking if you've eaten but more asking about your general well-being.

If i may please.. your answer should be “ i am great. Thank you. How’s everything with you?”