Last night, I took another language test called The Friedemann Chinese Comprehension Challenge. It's a grueling 20-minute test where you watch scenes from a drama and have to catch every technical word and the names of all kitchen cooking equipment. Boy, was I not prepared!
The video below is the result of the previous post where I responded to a challenge from Friedemann.
Actually, Friedemann is not a bad guy. I think from watching the video, you can realize that he is coming from a different perspective than I. We are both learning Chinese but we have a different mindset.
We first tried to do the test mid-day, yesterday but the audio from my side was not transmitting clearly and he could not hear what I was saying. So we met up again late in the evening. At first, I loaded the wrong episode. So, the video you will see below is after a couple of false starts, hence, there is no introduction as I had planned.
Also, the drama that was selected was on a different website. We used this drama: 大女当嫁 Episode 22. The video player on this site gives me a bit of trouble trying to restart it after pausing. So, instead of pausing the video after each line and me translating each sentence, I played it a bit longer and then stated what I got from what was just played. For that reason, I have not muted any of the audio.
Another difference from what I had planned on doing is that you will not see the drama in our recording. After the earlier attempt, I looked at what was recorded and found out that my Skype plug-in recorder does not record the screen sharing. So I did not share my screen during the test. If I would have, the recorded video from my side would just show a still picture of me during that time.
You will also hear some interesting comments from Friedemann as he had some very interesting things to say. So I think the video will be interesting to watch for most people.