Just another day in Beijing
Today during dinner we learned a few more Chinese phrases. However, depending on if you raise, lower, or stay the same with the intonation in your voice, it means different things. This is incredible to me because it seems to add another level of learning on top of just learning the sounds. Also, the language far exceeds our 26 letter alphabet so there are much more symbols to recognize as well. It makes me wonder as to why it developed as it did with the immense complexities. I believe that learning some key phrases is essential as we try to interact more with the locals and learn the cultural differences.