Workshop to focus on pronunciation of Chinese names, simple phrases

The UNL Confucius Institute and the Chinese Students and Scholar Association are offering a free lunch-hour workshop to teach faculty, staff and students how to pronounce Chinese names and say basic greetings in Chinese.

The workshop is noon to 1 p.m. April 4 in the Nebraska Union's Regency Suite B. Pingan Huang, associate director of the UNL Confucius Institute, will lead the session.

Huang will talk about Chinese names and everyday greetings in Chinese, with a focus on pronunciation of some common but hard-to-pronounce names. Participants will be divided into small groups to practice these names and greetings with the help of some volunteers.

Space is limited to 40 people. Simple snacks will be provided. Send email to to register.

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