@globalvillage
a year ago

I want to learn Mandarin. What's the best way/tool to start with?

Are there any apps which make it easy to learn Mandarin. And what learning methodology should I follow?
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I used the Hello Chinese App (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hellochinese) to learn vocab, reading writing. Its got a good way to learn the words, review, and it really helps you be fluid in your thinking when using the language.

Otherwise, hellochat is perfect for practice. I used these for 6 months before coming to china, and after that is was so easy to keep picking up the language organically.

Also pleco for looking up characters and stroke order.
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Anki

The best program for Learning Mandarin. Once you’ve used it for a while you’ll know why. It’s an SRS Flashcards program and it just does everything right:

  • Fairly easy to get started.
  • Completely customisable and very powerful for more advanced users.
  • Free.
  • Open source.
  • Multi-platform (I use it on Android).
  • Syncs between devices.
  • Easy to import and export data.
  • Large community.

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I would recommend to try Learn Chinese Free - ChineseSkill app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chineseskill)

  1. Major of the content is completely free
  2. Game based curriculum, multiple test modes
  3. Offline learning supported
  4. Competing with friends, thus making the learning more addictive and fun
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Best way to search some apps that translate with your language into mandarin.
I know some of mandarin words and I can converse with short one. I learn from hearing it because I work attleast in Macau for 2 years
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You should probably try Duolingo
its a really great app and very easy to learn and use.
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Theres a ton of application for you to learn mandarin..dont try to find chinese and ask to teach you as they are worst in speaking other language.
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I recommend Hello Chinese App. You can search that in Google play store
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GOGLE TRANSLATE.
Best way to start.
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I am currently using duolingo to refresh spanish. It's a really easy app that can integrate into your daily routine.
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