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White guy speaks fluent Chinese 震惊了!小美会讲超标准的普通话!

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Published on May 30, 2011

In which I speak broadcaster Mandarin and some Beijing dialect (北京话).

I have no Chinese ancestry and was not raised in China. Began learning at age 18. Total study time? Approximately 2.5 years: 1.5 non-intensively in the U.S. and 1 in China. How did I get to this level? Spent a truly massive amount of time studying -- during my one year in China, I rote-memorized literally thousands of words and characters, spoke nothing but Chinese for days on end, listened to nothing but Chinese music and watched nothing but Chinese television, and hung out exclusively with Chinese people. I do believe I have a talent for learning languages, but there's no way I could have attained fluency without studying my butt off. The result? The 帅哥 you see in this video. The passage is a typically dry People's Daily article about Hu Jintao visiting the U.S. -- I chose it because I like imitating Chinese newscasters. You can read it here if you'd like:

http://cpc.people.com.cn/GB/64093/640...

Or the Google Translate version:

http://tinyurl.com/cqrudnd

Check this out for me doing crosstalk at the University of Chicago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDHIh...

And here for me on CCTV, China Central Television:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJxB-...

Come help me fly back to Beijing on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/ariinbeijing

Thanks for visiting Ari in Beijing! I've honed my Mandarin Chinese to near native-level fluency through a variety of tips and tricks that I share with you each week. So whether you're studying Mandarin, Cantonese, English, another language, or are simply interested in language in general, please SUBSCRIBE and stick around for a while! And leave a comment if you want to chat! I’m always happy to help!
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