Tuesday, September 12, 2006

it just makes me want to say 糟糕

I hate Chinese. Learning this language is the linguistic equivalent of patching up the ozone layer. With duct tape. It goes beyond "what's the use?" to "why even try?" I have an oral quiz tomorrow, and all current indicators point towards total humiliation. This is wholly a problem that I created by signing up for the course, so I'll refrain from complaining too much (also the fact that I have to get back to studying plays a small part). I just want you to feel my misery. Here is all the information that I must recall for tomorrow's oral exam:

I have to remember pronunciation, the actual Chinese characters themselves (that's Han Yu, for you that care...) as well as the English meanings. This is going to suck...


Claire said...

i liked your analogy about patching up the ozone layer with duct tape. that was good.

i'm sorry that learning chinese sucks so much...but if its any consolation, by uncle swears that the economy is heading towards china, so i should take at least a semester of chinese. but look at you...you're ahead of the game, my friend.

jinx protocol said...

If you suck at an oral quiz, is that considered a pun?