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“I learnt Mandarin to survive” – Malay Woman Impresses Chinese Entrepreneur by Speaking Fluent Mandarin!

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Mandarin is a language that many Malaysians have picked up, regardless of their race. Given Malaysia’s reputation as a melting pot of cultural diversity, learning each other’s languages can be incredibly useful in many ways, especially when interacting with someone who speaks the language fluently.

In a recent video posted by @tyrayang, she attends a networking event in Kuala Lumpur on June 6th, where she meets an entrepreneur from Singapore, Mr. Raymond.

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He was amazed by her fluency in Mandarin!

During the event, Tyra Yang is seen receiving a signed book from Mr. Raymond. As she thanks him for the book, she surprises him by speaking Mandarin, immediately impressing him.

Speaking to WORLD OF BUZZ, the 31-year-old shared that Mr. Raymond is a Singaporean entrepreneur currently living in Melbourne. She mentioned that he had written a book about the art and practice of neighbouring.

“The book is about civic engagement and volunteering for the local community. It was a networking event, and since I’m a Business Coach and Entrepreneur too. We got to know each other at the event where he gave me his book as a gift.”

She mentioned how Mr. Raymond was shocked and excited to find out that she could speak fluent Mandarin to which they continued to bond over their shared interests.

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She was the only Malay student among her batch in Chinese school

Tyra Yang shared that she has been learning Mandarin since she was 8 years old. She attended a Chinese school in Kepong, where she was the only Malay student among her batch of 40 students per class.

“I remember starting to speak Mandarin fluently when I was 8. Due to the environment and community, I had to learn to speak Mandarin to survive and communicate with others. That’s how I learned.”

She advised newcomers looking to learn Mandarin, emphasising that practice and passion are key to mastering the language.

“Sometimes, environmental pressure forces you to learn. I had a friend who moved to Shanghai with no knowledge of Mandarin. Surrounded by Mandarin speakers, he pushed himself to learn so he could communicate with the community.”

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You can watch the full video down below:

@tyrayang

POV : Terkejut Melayu Cakap Cina

♬ original sound – Tyra Yang | 阳花爱 | 🌻🤍🐎🏹 – Tyra Yang | 阳花爱 | 🌻🤍🐎🏹

Learning a new language can be enjoyable. It’s even more rewarding to see the surprise on people’s faces when they realise you can speak it!

 

Also read: Impressive M’sian Polyglots Speak 6 Languages Each Including French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian & More!

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