Getting familiar with tones in Mandarin to learn Chinese quickly

How to Learn Chinese – Part 3

5.Tackling the Tones The tones are one of the most challenging aspects of Mandarin. But as always, practice makes perfect. As an English speaker, you might not realise this, but you already use tones in your speech. When speaking Mandarin, we just apply these tones differently. Speaking Mandarin requires you to spend time familiarizing yourself […]

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Learning Mandarin is a step-wise process that involves a focus on communication.

How to Learn Chinese – Part 2

4. Keep Reminding Yourself In part 1 we established that it is important to decide why you are learning Mandarin. But it is not enough to decide why, you need to remind yourself of your motivations daily, especially when it’s tough. Write your reason down and put it up somewhere where you can always have […]

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If you want to learn a new language quickly it’s best to start conversation early! It’s ok to make mistakes as you speak, that’s how you learn.

How to Learn Chinese – Part 1

1. Talk from Day 1 How to speak Mandarin is a question that baffles learners early in their Chinese journey. Often, we wait until we think we are good enough and then start to speak Mandarin. However, if you want to learn a new language quickly it’s best to start conversation early! It’s ok to make mistakes as […]

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Chinese reference information to help you study

Chinese characters seem to be the most difficult part for foreign learners of Mandarin. One likely reason may be that Chinese characters look very different from their Roman language counterparts. Each character in Mandarin represents not only the pronunciation, but also possess a certain meaning. A common complaint is that Chinese characters are so unlike […]

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Learning the Challenging Chinese Language

Mandarin is a language, or part of a group of languages, spoken by 1.3 billion people worldwide. If you define Mandarin as one language, rather than a grouping, it is the single most spoken language on the planet. Outside of Singapore, it is also spoken widely in China, Taiwan and Malaysia. If you are interested […]

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