Every morning at 7AM a group of adults gathers in a corner of Daminghu Park to practice Taichi. It was clear from the banter that they knew each other well. In fact you could tell they cared a lot about each other. Asking about each others children, discussing recent trips, etc. I think they are very fortunate to have an excellent teacher and such a large community of friends. I spent 3 mornings with them and really enjoyed it. It wasn’t terribly athletic but it was good for the soul. It was a great chance to practice Chinese and Taichi and make new friends. They even invited me to join their Wechat group.
Here is a sentence demonstrating relevant vocabulary. This sentence is a good example of the importance of word order in mandarin. The structure is subject-location-action. The location detail must follow the subject and proceed the verb.
|我们在公园打太极拳||Wǒmen zài gōngyuán dǎ tàijí quán||We practiced taichi in the park|
Lots of interesting background sounds