Tips on Learning Mandarin
There’s no doubt that learning any language requires commitment of time and effort, even more so when there is significant difference between one’s native language and the new one. Here are some suggestions to maximum your effectiveness, minimize the time spent, and make learning Chinese easier.
|Chinese Popular Culture
Perhaps you are already a fan of Chinese TV Shows and Music and that can partly be your motivation to pick up the language. Popular culture can definately be increase your interest in the language as well as being a great way to spend some of your free time.
|Listen and Repeat
Listening and Repeating is an intuitive concept for foreign language students. It is particularly important in Chinese because poor pronunciation can render your speech incomprehensible. Hear a new word, or ask someone how to say something in Chinese.
|Speak and Practice With Native Speaker
Practice,practice, and practice. The more you practice, the easier it becomes for you and the more fluent you will get. It will be best if you can practice with a native mandarin speaker who can correct you.
|Using Electronic or Online Dictionary
One of the hardest things for westerners is Chinese characters. Not knowing how to pronounce a word from looking at it can be very frustrating, with an electronic dictionary you can actually draw the characters onto the screen or with online dictionary/ translators, copy and paste the characters.
|Taking Up Language Course
Eventually, you will need to find a language course to get you properly educated on the language’s foundation and usage. Find the right course that understands and fits your needs.
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Contributor : Kenneth Mun