We’ve decided to go to USA for Christmas holidays. Well, I need US visa. I had an appointment in the US Consulate in Florence. After my documents were turned in and checked, I had an interview with the official. To my amazement, this gentleman started to speak Chinese with me! Imagine in an European country where not everybody speaks English, not to mention Chinese, here came an American who spoke Chinese pretty well! I have to admit: I was totally thrilled!

Chinese, like all the other languages, need practice. Spoken Chinese actually is not that hard. The key is to make use of any opportunity to start a conversation. If you meet a Chinese, try to impress him/her with your language skills!

Did you speak Chinese today?

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