Let’s Learn Mandarin

Here you will find motivation, helpful tips, and resources that I discovered during my Mandarin journey.

“Learn More, Faster” with this HSK 1 Shared Anki Deck

Flashcards are among the most effective tools to help language learners retain new information. Anki, the King of spaced repetition flashcards, is not your grandma’s flashcard app. As you study, it learns how well you know the information and then prioritizes it accordingly. Gone are the days of wasting time focusing on things you have …

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Quickly Improve Chinese Pronunciation With Tone Pairs Practice

Mastering tone pairs are the key to speaking properly in full sentences.  If you aren’t using Tone Pairs Practice to improve your Chinese pronunciation, do yourself a favor and start now.   Practicing Chinese using single-syllable words just doesn’t cut it.  Why? People speak in sentences.  When you add tones to the mix, single-syllable words …

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Chinese Tone Pairs Practice: The Right Way to Learn Proper Pronunciation

As a beginner, natives may need to use context to figure out what you are saying.  But, is that really desirable in the long-term?   As a tonal language, proper pronunciation in Mandarin is vital.  Enter “tone pairs practice.”  Mastering tone pairs is the key to later speaking properly in full sentences.  For example, on …

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