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Template for Chinese and Spanish

Second languages are fun, to me.  My primary language is English.  First, I just wanted to learn them for the academic unique interest of learning puzzles.  But after being in the workforce, I learned that recruiters used bilingual skills to discriminate on people they didn’t think would mix well.

I already know that I want to own something, and collect revenue streams from what I own.  But I don’t own anything yet.  And since bilingual skills are a dividing line, on the hiring block, I can own the advantage if I have a bilingual skill.

But there are several levels of skill as a bilingual.  There are people who earn a living as interpreters, there are people who earn livings as simple customer service representatives, and there are people who mash together enough of two languages that they can just survive.

While that list is in descending order of complexity, I’m after the last.  So I’m not interested in English-Spanish bilingual skills.  I’m more interested in Spanglish.  And I’m not interested in English-Mandarin-Pinyin skills, where Mandarin is spoken Chinese and Pinyin is written Chinese.  I’m more interested in a mashed up English-Chinese blend while,”I get your point and gist”, sums it up.

I’m not interested in the super skills inherent in meta-linguals, multi-linguals and polyglots.  A simple English-Spanish bilingual skill is worth a lot, in an environment where the first and second language is the same language.  So the citizen in the United States, who is a fluent university-educated bilingual, offers more and earns more.

Similarly, I’m interested in a English-Hindi mash and an English-Japanese mash.  Here are my templates for such a mash, in Spanglish and English-Chinese.  My emphasis is on the fun and sheer enjoyment that a child’s curiosity has.  I’m more interested in the “Isn’t-that-cool” effect, that easily effortlessly captures my mind.

Usually, I practice bilingual skills with something going on in the background, such as a radio show, a television show, or somebody talking.  It reduces the loneliness of doing the flashcard, index card, Android-Playstore exercises.

https://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqb=oatmeal
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—– Chinese translations originate from this third-party website.
http://www.thepurelanguage.com
http://www.thepurelanguage.com/englishtranslationfree.aspx
—– Spanish translations originate from this third-party website.
http://www.bing.com/translator
http://www.bing.com/translator/Default.aspx?to=&from=&ref=IE8Activity
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está comiendo proteína.
I am eating protein. #Whey #protein powder. #ProteinPowder. #Kroger
Estoy comiendo polvo de #proteína de suero de leche.
proteina pollo protein, dànbáizhì, 蛋白质
Wǒ chī de dànbáizhí
我吃的蛋白质
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(eat 吃 chī)
(ing 着 zhe)
(protein #蛋白质 #dànbáizhí)
.
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cubed chicken, jīdīng, 鸡丁
I am eating chicken steamed cubed boneless skinless and pork. #Kroger #Publix
Estoy comiendo al vapor #pollo sin piel en cubos y #cerdo.

Wǒ chī jīròu
我吃鸡肉
I am eating steamed chicken
Wǒ chī zhēng jī
我吃蒸鸡
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(eat 吃 chī)
(ing 着 zhe)
(chicken #鸡 #jī)
.
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(eat 吃 chī)
(ing 着 zhe)
(pork #猪肉 #zhūròu)

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Estoy comiendo harina de avena.
màipiàn.
麦片
Spanish and pinyin as second languages for practice.
I am eating #oatmeal, for heart health, for colon health and for the fiber. 1/2 cup rolled #oats in hot water. #RolledOats #Oatmeal #Quaker #QuakerOats
Wǒ chī yànmài piàn
我吃燕麦片
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(eat 吃 chī)
(ing 着 zhe)
(oatmeal #麦片 #màipiàn)
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Estoy comiendo #frutas; #manzana, #naranja, #pera, #toronja, o #plátano.
. guǒ

guǒ​
Spanish and pinyin as second languages for practice.
I am eating one whole fresh #fruit. #apple, #orange, #pear, #grapefruit, #banana.  Fresh produce will make me smart, muscular and strong.
apple
– manzana
.
Wǒ chī shuǐguǒ
我吃水果
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(eat 吃 chī)
(ing 着 zhe)
(fruit #水果 #shuǐguǒ)
.
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Estoy comiendo psyllium, fibra alimentos.
Psyllium. Fibra Alimentos.
高纤维
gāo​xiān​wéi​
Spanish and pinyin as second languages for practice.
I daily eat 1 heaping Tbsp #psyllium #fiber, #dietaryfiber.  It’s like the magic of compounding interest.
Wǒ chī yángchē qián zi
我吃洋车前子
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(eat 吃 chī)
(ing 着 zhe)
(fiber #纤维 #xiānwéi)
.
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Estoy comiendo #verduras.
Vegetables. Turnip Greens. Verduras shū
Vegetables, verduras, 蔬, shū
Spanish and pinyin as second languages.
I am eating #greens and #vegetables. #TurnipGreens #CollardGreens #MustardGreens #MixedGreens because they make me smart, encourage bone health and make me strong.
Wǒ chī shūcài
我吃蔬菜
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(eat 吃 chī)
(ing 着 zhe)
(vegetables #蔬菜 #shūcài)
.
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Estoy comiendo #vitaminas.
维生素
wéi​shēng​sù​
I take #Centrum and #OneADay #vitamins, daily and concurrently for adult men.
Wǒ chī wéishēngsù
Tomar vitaminas diarias.
我吃维生素
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(eat 吃 chī)
(ing 着 zhe)
(vitamin #维生素 #wéishēngsù)
.
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Lemon Water
qīng​shuǐ​
清水
níng​méng​zhī​
柠檬汁
I am drinking water with #lemon concentrate.
Bebiendo agua con concentrado de #limón.
Wǒ hē níngméng shuǐ
我喝柠檬水
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(drinking 喝过 hēguò)
(lemon #柠檬 #níngméng)
(water 水 shuǐ)
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Water
I am drinking several glasses of water.
Wǒ yǐnyòng shuǐ
我饮用水
Bebiendo vasos de agua.
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(drinking 喝过 hēguò)
(water 水 shuǐ)
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Estoy comiendo #desayuno.
Breakfast. Desayuno zǎodiǎn
Spanish and pinyin as second languages.
早点
I am eating a healthy #breakfast, to start my day right.
Wǒ chī zǎocān
我吃早餐
(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(eat 吃 chī)
(ing 着 zhe)
(breakfast #早餐 #zǎocān)

(I 我 wǒ)
(am 是 shì)
(cooking 煮食 zhǔshí)
(meat 肉 ròu)
(for 为 wèi)
(supper #晚餐 #wǎncān)

 

(c) Copyright K Jay Willis 2016

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