Learn Chinese – Resources for 2020
So you want to learn Chinese? You’ve come to the right place…
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Learning Chinese is no easy task, but equally it isn’t as hard to master as you might think. We get asked lots of questions about where to start learning Chinese at LTL…
The best way to begin Mandarin Chinese is not to simply spend hours rote memorizing characters, but to learn smart and maximise your time. You will need to how to approach learning tones, the best way to memorize characters, which apps and websites to use and how to keep motivated while doing all of these things.
Everyone has their own methods to succeed but it’s important to find yours rather than endlessly reading through those Chinese books doing the same monotonous thing.
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Learning Chinese – Our Advice
Studying and learning Mandarin Chinese is a long process and we want to help you with doing so.
First thing’s first, let’s get the tones, initials and finals nailed! These are essential before getting stuck into the characters and speaking,
Many people start learning Mandarin online or in their home country. However, sooner rather than later pretty much everyone who seriously wants to learn Chinese will come to China to study there.
At LTL, we also boast some excellent Chinese language courses you can use online.
Studying Chinese is a lot of fun, but can also be quite frustrating at times.
An important part is to get the tones right at the beginning and to not forget that if you want to reach fluency, then learning Chinese characters is obligatory.
DID YOU KNOW – Chinese grammar is actually relatively simple at least at the beginner level and pronunciation – except the tones – quite manageable when compared to many other languages.
The main difficulties are mastering the tones, learning characters and remembering vocabulary which can be challenging as Chinese words do not sound in any way similar to their English counterparts. To help you go through your Chinese language journey we’ve made a list of useful resources to help you excel in Mandarin in no time.
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Learn Mandarin – Animal Names
Sometimes translating Chinese works back into English makes for some pretty funny and memorable results. Chinese animal names in particular can be fun to work out. Here are some of our best examples: