How can you learn mandarin?

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I've been doing mandarin for about 1 1/2 years now so people assume I can speak mandarin (Chinese) rather fluently , read without no issues and listen without getting confused. However I can't :/. My memory skills are rubbish so I can hardly remember anything , so would anyone have any type of techniques specifically used for learning chinese mandarin? TY

Posted Sun 16th October, 2011 @ 15:29 by Amzy97

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I think....it would help listening to Chinese songs, even if you don't understand anything..that's what I'm doing with French. Watching TV series and films help too~ Maybe try learning a few words each day, then going over it every other day! However, my strongest bet is to listen to Michel Thomas - start from the Foundation course for Mandarin! If you don't want to buy it, go to the library! I listened to Michel Thomas for French and he is great! So I assume his other language courses are great too! If all else fails, I'm Taiwanese and I speak Mandarin, so :)

Answered Sat 10th December, 2011 @ 23:34 by FutureMedic
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I have been learning Mandarin, Chinese at school since year seven so I suppose its easier if you have people to learn with you that are also at your level of speaking Mandarin, Chinese. I suggest you find someone who is also learning this language or maybe a tutor. Although it would probably be wise to find someone your age/at your level of learning it so that you are at the same stage...hoped this helped ;)  

Answered Thu 19th January, 2012 @ 16:23 by lizzie
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I guess if you try and learn the individual parts of a character like 'shower' has the 'water' in it and stuff like that... I did GCSE Mandarin in year 9 and got an A... it's pretty basic to be honest... (but then I'm half chinese so I have an advantage)

Or keep writing the same characters again and again (and again) until it sticks into your head (that's what I do) and you remember how to write it BUT also understand what it means first or you'd be wasting time not knowing anything... 

Answered Sat 16th June, 2012 @ 21:49 by Euphoric-ness
Edited by Euphoric-ness on Sat 16th June, 2012 @ 21:51
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I agree with Euphoric-ness, we have a cover teacher that earned mandarin as her 2nd language, so she teaches it using the radicals water radical for rain, swimming,shower, the net radical for tennis, the pregnant lady radical for female, ect. It helps when you can accosiate with things.

Answered Thu 21st June, 2012 @ 20:45 by Meghna
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If you have an apple or android device there are many useful apps you can download for free.

Answered Mon 7th January, 2013 @ 21:38 by Usman
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Ask if any of your friend can speak Mandarin. If no, you can ask me

Answered Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 22:53 by Haoran You
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你好,我是中國人我可以講得非常好我曾經要求一個梁冠明電影試鏡

Answered Fri 10th May, 2013 @ 09:26 by Kody
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你好,我是中國人我可以講得非常好我曾經要求一個梁冠明電影試鏡

Answered Fri 10th May, 2013 @ 09:27 by Kody
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Sorry if that was too late, I'm always late for things... 

Answered Sat 16th June, 2012 @ 21:52 by Euphoric-ness