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How to Type in Chinese Using Sogou Pinyin


Learning to type in Chinese is an important part of any Chinese learner’s to do list. Although of course it takes a long time to get round Chinese grammar and expression, there are a couple of reasons why it is good to learn to type in Chinese early on: 1) By using the Pinyin to […]

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Review of Beginner Mandarin Chinese Courses


I have mentioned that different courses are suitable for different people, and suit different study methods. I am developing my own course, Survive in Chinese, an intensive course for the independent language learner to gain a rapid foundation in Mandarin, however I often like to work through several beginners courses in detail, in order to build […]

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How to Learn to Speak Fluent Mandarin Chinese – Step 2


Laying a Solid Foundation in Chinese After you are familiar with Chinese pronunciation and how Mandarin is represented in the Roman alphabet using the Pinyin system, you are ready to start the core of your study. There are a number of beginner’s courses that you can use, and each has its strong and weak points. Different […]

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How to Learn to Speak Fluent Mandarin Chinese – Step 1


How to Learn Chinese – Part 1 Getting familiar with the Sounds of the Language and Pronunciation Before you start to learn Chinese intensively, you need to be familiar with the sounds of the language. Mandarin has a number of sounds that are very different from English and other commonly spoken languages. It also has 4 […]

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Welcome to – The Website for Learners of Mandarin Chinese This website has two purposes: 1) It is a blog, providing tips and helpful materials for learning Chinese, as well as the stories and experiences of those learning the language. 2) I have developed my own materials for learning Mandarin Chinese that I will […]

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