You learned how to introduce yourself today. So where can you use this? Well the next time you’re on a bus with some Chinese people why not stand up and proclaim to them “Dàjiā hǎo. Wǒ shì Peter!” Take a note of their reaction. You’re probably never going to see any of them again so what do you have to lose? Or if you’re seated next to someone on a bus introduce yourself – tell them that you are American or Canadian. It’s no different than being friendly in English, right? Learn the names of the countries around you in Chinese that you’re likely to hear about when you’re watching the news or you hear people talk.

In Lesson Two, we suggested that you create goals and steps in your journey towards learning Chinese. We now suggest that you give yourself treats to reward yourself after reaching the goals you set for yourself. For example, if you want to break down our course plan into monthly chunks, you can give yourself a treat each time you finish a month with us and understand all the material up to that point.

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