Qù Shuǐ Tíng is lined with water features
This picturesque street is famous for its ponds, canals, willows and ancient buildings. It is like stepping back in time. I explored the area on a sunny Saturday. It was an abundance of families, performances and food carts. Many of the activities were sponsored by local businesses. With so many people, and almost no foreigners, this was a great opportunity to practice Mandarin.
Here is a common exchange, when meeting people in China.
|你好。你是哪国人？||Ní hǎo. Nǐ shì nǎ guórén?||Hi. What country are you from?|
|我是美国人。你呢？||Wǒ shì měiguó rén. Nǐ ne?||I am American. What about you?|
|我当然是中国人。||Wǒ dāngrán shì zhōngguó rén.||I am Chinese of course.|
|曲水亭||Qù Shuǐ Tíng||A walking street in Jinan|
|你呢||Nǐ ne||how about you|