Currently my daughter(who is learning Mandarin as part of a course) and I are experimenting in communicating in Mandarin?
No I do not speak Mandarin. The conversation began with.
Fortunately once I had run it through Google Translate, I had learned it meant
I love you.
I must admit I had initially been concerned.
Since then we have been communicating in Mandarin on our phones.
It has been great fun.