Beyond the White Picket Fence

Beyond the White Picket Fence

Recently, at our Mandarin lessons, I recited a line to our teacher as part of the homework. I was trying to say the word for panda (xiongmao) but made a mistake with the tone. My teacher seemed confused, even though I thought I had nailed it. I told her I was talking about a panda. She laughed, and said . . .

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Ana in London

Ana in London

Something else that is very different is how much more reserved English people are compared to Portuguese people. It can be harder to make friends with English people, but when you do it's worth it, because they are true friends.

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