Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - GoKunming Forum Tue, 14 Jul 2020 01:53:56 +0800 Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - Post by jules77 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=4#post-12049 Hi to all...
just joined this morning.
considering coming to KM next year for a few years stay.
i'm quite well traveled (33 countries) but,mostly to places
using an alphabet familiar to me so,i could…
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 03:00:04 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=4#post-12049
Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - Post by onlyone https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=4#post-12050 Hello,
After 33 countries i wonder weather Kunming is the best choice to stay for a few years . no offend .yes you do need to know some basic Chinese to have a comfortable life here.…
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 07:15:08 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=4#post-12050
Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - Post by laotou https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=4#post-12055 jules77
If you have the money to spend - you can get by without - but you'll have to hire a tour guide/interpreter to assist with essentials - and as a non-native speaker unfamiliar with…
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 09:17:24 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=4#post-12055
Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - Post by Texas Boy https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=4#post-12056 Howdy
You could try the tried and true method of getting a Chinese wife. Seems to work for many and there are lots of ladies willing.…
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 09:46:44 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=4#post-12056
Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - Post by Ocean https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12057 I agree with laotou - learning a little basic Chinese goes a long way. Concentrate on speaking and listening if time/money is short. Reading and writing is a whole other level. And there are usually… Fri, 05 Nov 2010 12:35:07 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12057 Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - Post by jules77 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12065 Hmmm,
interesting so far...
re: getting a chinese wife...
i had a wife for a while.
didn't understand her very well.
AND SHE SPOKE ENGLISH!!!

:)

i would be coming to kunming as an independent…
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 20:52:44 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12065
Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - Post by gbtexdoc https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12070 QUOTE:
am i dreaming to think that i can at least fumble through daily
life without reading or speaking ANY chinese???!!!
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Yes, you are dreaming.

You can live a short time in an akward…
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 23:16:59 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12070
Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - Post by Tiger https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12071 One should mention that it wouldn't be necessary to get married to find an interpreter.… Fri, 05 Nov 2010 23:25:20 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12071 Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - Post by sequin https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12072 Actually, I know several successful businessmen who have lived here for years who speak no Chinese, and not all of them are married to Chinese women, although that does seem to be a very successful… Sat, 06 Nov 2010 08:17:31 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12072 Is basic/advanced Chinese necessary to live there??? - Post by jules77 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12079 i guess my real question is,
does the average kunming resident speak/understand
enough english to be helpful when a problem arises???
in many of the countries i've visited the locals were quite happy
to practice…
Sat, 06 Nov 2010 16:46:29 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/3396/is-basicadvanced-chinese-necessary-to-live-there?page=3#post-12079