If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned?
I must stick with Chinese language films.
If you watch a Chinese movie with subtitles, it's just like watching an Arabic movie with Chinese subtitles. That explains why you can't take Chinese language movies and expect them to go abroad.
A scholar like myself who is not a Sinologist and yet ventures the proposition that Chinese languages should be rewritten in the Greek alphabet (or "Romanized", to use the current term) is treading on uncharted territory (for him) and does so at his peril.
Twitter is most suitable for me. In the Chinese language, 140 characters is a novella.
In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led some Chinese students in Cornell University to take up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
Charlie Studd has written me a delightful letter... He thinks the Chinese language was invented by the devil to prevent the Chinese from ever hearing the Gospel properly.
Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language.
Chinese language tends to be quick, economical. To know what people are saying, you always need to know what the context is.
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