I want to begin learning Mandarin but don't know anything about it. Can anyone help me start?
Dec 20, 2007 2:48 PM
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to learn chinese, u should start with "pinyin". it is the basic thing of studying chinese. if u have any problem can contact me.
December 29, 2007
I think i can help you.I am a chinese girl.I am a high school student.Don't worried,I think chinese is interesting.So you should believe in yourself at first.We can cheat with each other by e-mail or other ways.I can help you to study some simple words at first.You can join in a Chinese club or listen some Chinese broadcasts.I hope you will find a good way to study Chinese.Oh,my e-mail adress is [email protected] can send e-mail to me in English.Bye///
December 22, 2007
Okay, first of all you could read something about the Chinese language on Just a short background will help you to understand some stuff. Like, do you want to learn the traditional characters or the simplified ones? (I'd go for the Simplified ones, which are used in Mainland China. Unless you are really interested in Taiwan of course, because they still use traditional ones there.) Then you could look for some free material. has some great podcasts and a free pinyin chart with the pronunciation of every possible combination and tone. Next I'd suggest picking up a book with tapes/cds. (E.g. Colloquial Chinese by Kan Qian) Oh, and you could try finding some HSK-vocabulary lists. I wouldn't necessarily advise against just talking with natives, but it's just different over the internet with someone who isn't really a teacher. Of course you can learn some stuff, but it's better to build up some knowledge first so that you can actually learn something from your language partner. (Otherwise the conversation will always go slow and eventually you'll just be speaking English again.) Good luck! 祝你好运!
December 20, 2007
Hello, Norman I am a native chinese. I want to develope our language aquisition each other. But this is my first time to teach Mandarin, so I have no idea how to begin. If you want to make a native chinese friend I could be.And I am sure I could help you how to begin to learn Mandarin in later.
December 20, 2007
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