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...