Do I need to learn Chinese characters

I can already read Pinyin. Do I need to Learn Chinese Characters?

Do I need to learn Chinese characters? The short answer is YES! If you ever want to be more than a beginner who “speaks a little bit of Chinese” then you should learn Chinese characters. Why Learn Chinese Characters? First of all, Pinyin did not even exist several decades ago! If you don’t know, Pinyin[…]

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What’s the Best Way to Learn Chinese Characters?

What’s the best way to learn Chinese characters? To learn Chinese characters, you need to learn “radicals” first. Chinese characters can be categorized into 6 types: Pictograms, Ideograms Ideogrammic compounds Phono-semantic compounds Transformed cognates Rebus Among all Chinese characters, more than 90% of them are Phono-semantic compounds. A Phono-semantic compound consists of a radical related[…]

learning Chinese language for beginners pdfs

Learning Chinese Language for Beginners PDFs

  Learning Chinese Language for Beginners PDFs Welcome Chinese learning beginners! When starting out with a new language, it’s important to get all the great (and free!) resources you can to help you learn Chinese effectively. But remember, the goal is to learn Chinese effectively (be able to speak the language with other native speakers[…]

How to say bye in Chinese – 4 different ways from TutorMandarin

How to say bye in Chinese When you are learning a new language it’s important to learn multiple ways to say the same. This is what native speakers do. They don’t just say “how are you? fine and you?” every time we greet. You need to learn these phrases so you can understand them when[…]

Mandarin Pinyin and the difference between them

Mandarin Pinyin. What’s the difference between Pinyin and Mandarin?

What’s the difference between Pinyin vs. Mandarin? Short Answer First, Mandarin refers to a whole language dialect and is the standard dialect for Chinese. Pinyin is just the romanization of the pronunciation of Chinese. Expanding on differences between Pinyin vs. Mandarin There are Chinese characters and their pronunciations. Chinese characters are pictorial, which makes them[…]

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Free Chinese Lessons for Beginners

Free Chinese Lessons for Beginners Lesson Chinese Title English Title 1 你叫什么名字? What’s your name? 2 你好吗? How are you? 3 你喜不喜欢喝咖啡? Do you like coffee? 4 你家有几口人? How many people in your family? 5 自我介绍 Self-introduction 6 我的家人都喜欢喝咖啡 My family likes to drink coffee 7 我有一张漂亮的照片 I have a beautiful picture 8 这个东西多少钱? How[…]

What is 100 in chinese

What is 100 in Chinese?

What is 100 in Chinese? Answer: The number one hundred in Chinese is 一百 pronounced yībǎi. How to count in Chinese The number system in Chinese is much more logical than in English. The number for one is just one dash (一) and is pronounced (yī). The number two has two horizontal dashes (二 ) and it’s[…]

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How to Speak Chinese in 5 Minutes | The Beginners Guide to Chinese

Ok, so we’re writing this blog post “how to speak Chinese in 5 Minutes” only because so many people have searched it. Disclaimer: you can not learn any language in 5 minutes and if you tell someone that you learned Chinese in 5 minutes… they will either laugh at you or think you’re a lunatic. […]

1000 most common chinese vocabulary

1000 Most Common Chinese Words

Here’s the full list of the top 1000 most common Chinese words with all the info you need: Chinese, Pinyin, English and 2 example sentences for each. This is great if you want to make your own flashcard deck (Anki) or just check them off through a spreadsheet. All sentences are originally created by Tutormandarin[…]

500 Most Useful Chinese Words

Here’s the full list of the top 500 most common Chinese words with all the info you need: Chinese, Pinyin, English and 2 example sentences for each. This is great if you want to make your own flashcard deck (Anki) or just check them off through a spreadsheet. All sentences are originally created by Tutormandarin[…]

250 Most Important Chinese Words

250 Most Important Chinese Words Here’s the full list of the top 250 most “important” Chinese words with all the info you need: Chinese, Pinyin, English and 2 example sentences for each. This is great if you want to make your own flashcard deck (Anki) or just check them off through a spreadsheet. All sentences[…]

top 100 chinese words

100 Most Common Chinese words

Here’s the full list of the top 100 most common Chinese words with all the info you need: Chinese, Pinyin, English and 2 example sentences for each. This is great if you want to make your own flashcard deck (Anki) or just check them off through a spreadsheet. All sentences are originally created by Tutormandarin[…]