At least initially, for learning new Chinese Characters, it is important to frequently practice writing and reviewing them. While of course using mnemonics may be a very effective way to learn, probably better than solely using rote memorization, if done actively, I still believe that it is necessary to instill into your brain the character… Continue reading Practicing Chinese Characters By Writing Them In the Air With Your Fingers
[lastupdated] In order to count from 1 to 100 in Mandarin Chinese, one only needs to know how to say the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 100.The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 100 all have their own Chinese Characters. Once you… Continue reading How To Count From 1 To 100 In Mandarin Chinese
[lastupdated] In order to count from 1 to 10 in Chinese, you need to learn the word for each number along with its corresponding character. But don’t worry, these numbers (numerals) are easy, and you can impress yourself and your friends by being able to count from 1 to 10 in Mandarin. Below is each… Continue reading How To Count From 1 To 10 In Mandarin Chinese
This article has the 214 Chinese Radicals list used for categorizing all Chinese characters. Though there are thousands of Chinese characters, if you learn these 214 Chinese radicals, learning additional Chinese characters will be much easier. Before modern times, Chinese dictionaries were sorted by radicals, not by some kind of Romanization system like Pinyin, so… Continue reading Chinese Characters Radicals List
[lastupdated] Like we discussed in 2 previous articles, Mandarin Chinese 2 Character Tone Drills and Mandarin Chinese 3 Character Tone drills, getting Mandarin Chinese tones correct is vital if you want to be understood in Mainland China or Taiwan. Mandarin Chinese, being a tonal language, makes it so that pronunciation is even more vital, because… Continue reading Mandarin Chinese 4 Character Tone Drills
Do you want to practice writing Chinese Characters, but can’t find the right practice sheets? Well this article has just the solution to that. This article has 3 different sized Chinese Character Practice sheets that you can download: small sized, medium sized, and large sized practice sheets.
[lastupdated] Like we discussed in our last article, Mandarin Chinese 2 Character Tone Drills, getting Mandarin Chinese tones correct is vital if you want to be understood in Mainland China or Taiwan. Mandarin Chinese, being a tonal language, makes it so that pronunciation is even more vital, because mispronouncing a tone can create a completely… Continue reading Mandarin Chinese 3 Character Tone Drills
[lastupdated] Do you struggle with speaking Mandarin Chinese tones? Arguably, tones are the most difficult part of Chinese. In order to get good tones, you must practice them over and over, until you master them. While in Mainland China or Taiwan, you risk simply not being understood if you don’t use good tones. This article… Continue reading Mandarin Chinese 2 Character Tone Drills
[lastupdated] One fantastic and free Chinese video series to watch to get started learning Mandarin is called Growing Up With Chinese (成长汉语). It is a series officially made by CCTV (China Central Television) and is quite professionally made. It starts out at the very beginning level, assuming no prior knowledge of Mandarin, and builds up… Continue reading Growing Up With Chinese: A Great Video Series To Get Started Learning Mandarin
[lastupdated] Today, I had the opportunity to test out memrise.com. Overall, I really enjoyed the experience. I only had time to try out some of the beginner lessons, but I was extremely impressed.