"Despite the very large increase of the Mandarin-speaking population in New Zealand, it was only in 2018 that Mandarin overtook Cantonese as the most spoken Chinese language in the country." https://www.nzclw.com/general-6
Wellbeing Worker- Aotearoa Latin American Community.
The focus for the role will be supporting whanau and individuals, as well as migrants from the Latin American community in the ALAC offices in Wellington.
My darling #NZTwits, a reminder that after the initial burst of energy as you explored Mastodon, you'll be drawn back to Twitter. You're addicted, I'm addicted, Twitter wants us to stay that way by making us endlessly upset.
Make a mindful effort to pop in here once a day at least to toot something, or boost something. You're actively building community now, and it matters for the future.
@Br3nda Hi not quite sure if you mean fun facts about writing in Chinese or the Chinese writing system.
I got one for the latter..
The same Chinese characters 汉字can have totally different meaning in Chinese and Japanese. For example, 手紙（shǒzhǐ）means toilet paper in Chinese, but 手紙 （tegami）means letter/mail in Japanese😀
I thought I might do a wee reintroduction, since I’ve moved instances.
I’m Rochelle. I’m a cis pākehā woman & live in Ōtepoti with my husband & my cat Cooper. I have hEDS with pain, fatigue, etc. My husband has CFS.
I enjoy audiobooks, (lit fic, & translation), music (just listening) podcasts.
I love dance, & used to teach social ballroom, latin & street latin.
It’s a pleasure being here, no algorithms is so nice, as are you all. #nztwits
@juliasnz @jackyan love these differences too. They help us understand our history and culture better. Sounds a bit nerdy but I’m always fascinated by how Classical/Middle Chinese developed into all these dialects/languages under the influence of different historical, cultural and geographical factors.
Kia ora Fediverse!
I moved from Mainland China to New Zealand in 2019 and now live in Auckland with my hubby and my cat.
I work in the social sector doing research, data analysis, evaluation etc.
I like cooking, gardening, Sci-Fi, Sociology, birdwatching, photographing & music(Classical, Accordion, JPOP and ANISON).
I’m also interested in #nzpol, history of Asian people in NZ, Te Reo & Te Ao Māori.
FYI - I will toot in Simplified Chinese or English.
1st gen immigrant. Asian. Hui Chinese. Wife. Cat mom. Leftie.
Opinions are my own.
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