How to Learn Chinese

Unfortunately, it isn’t very intuitive to learn Chinese online. However, we have various articles about the best way to learn Chinese, how to overcome any hurdles, and how to learn Chinese the easy way. We found that the first two steps to learning any language are:

1) Learn Pronunciation

2) Start Reading

No wonder there’s so little that is easy in Chinese for beginners. Pronunciation is one of the more difficult aspects of Mandarin, and reading? How? It’s got all these “汉字” (Chinese Characters) that aren’t phonetic. Hopefully, this will make it clear that you shouldn’t cut corners

Two silver linings with learning Chinese online for beginners

  1. Mandarin pronunciation, while difficult, it is also small. What we mean is that there are far fewer syllables in the Chinese alphabet (called ‘Pinyin’) than there are in English (approximately 420 vs. 16,000 respectively). About half of those syllables are tough to say, but it’s not an insurmountable challenge. To make it even easier, we made a 180+ lesson video course all about it.
  2. Learning Chinese characters is (finally) an enjoyable experience. Once you have a foundation of several hundred characters under your belt, you can start reading and acquiring language. How to learn characters is a journey so close to our hearts that we wrote multiple books about it, and released hundreds of blog articles about them. But most importantly, we came up with a comprehensive video course that walks you through our patent-pending method step-by-step. Read our posts below to find out more about How to Learn Chinese.