It has been a long time since I came here last time.
I have a question :
I would like to exchange French and Chinese. But the other person speaks only Chinese (she doesn't speak French, doesn't speak German, doesn't speak Spanish, doesn't speak English... Conclusion : four languages are not enough.
Is it possible me to teach her French, her to teach me Chinese, without a common language ?
Have you ever tried such an experience ? Two people with no common language teach each to other their respective languages. Have you some ideas ? body languages ? touch(ing) languages (like with people who are deaf and blind) ? with picture associations ?
Moreoever the Chinese language and the French Chinese haven't the same characters.
I must begin to learn the Chinese alphabet. It will be my first language with different characters.
It's awful when a person comes to a country without knowing any local language,
but awesome when a person is open to learn many languages.