Practicing Chinese Characters By Writing Them In the Air With Your Fingers

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 via eye-hand coordination to REALLY remember it. This article will discuss, among other things, practicing Chinese Characters by writing them in the air with your fingers. Continue reading “Practicing Chinese Characters By Writing Them In the Air With Your Fingers”

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How To Count From 1 To 100 In Mandarin Chinese

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 know those numbers, then you can make all other numbers from 11 to 99 in Mandarin Chinese.
1 (yi1)
2 (er4)
3 (san1)
4 (si4)
5 (wu3)
6 (liu4)
7 (qi1)
8 (ba1)
9 (jiu3)
10 (shi2)
100 (bai3) Continue reading “How To Count From 1 To 100 In Mandarin Chinese”

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How To Count From 1 To 10 In Mandarin Chinese

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 number followed its corresponding Chinese Character and then followed by its pronunciation in Mandarin Pinyin. You can click on each individual pronunciation, and it will take you to a link where you can hear the pronunciation spoken. Continue reading “How To Count From 1 To 10 In Mandarin Chinese”

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Chinese Characters Radicals List

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 knowing Chinese radicals is incredibly useful. Continue reading “Chinese Characters Radicals List”

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Mandarin Chinese 4 Character Tone Drills

Last updated: August 2, 2017 at 23:35 pm
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 mispronouncing a tone can create a completely different meaning. It is well worth the investment to practice speaking the various tones over and over, until you can pronounce almost any tone combination correctly. This article contains all 256 tone combination drills of the 4 tones taking 4 tones at a time. Continue reading “Mandarin Chinese 4 Character Tone Drills”

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