HOW TO LEARN CHINESE
Move Your Chinese Forward
Are you too busy to learn Chinese? Does your day job come first, leaving no time to study?
Do you want to know that one thing you can do to move your Chinese forward? There is one very simple thing you can do to speed up your Mandarin learning process.
For more tips on how to fit learning Chinese into a busy schedule read these articles:
Why You Haven’t Learned Chinese, Yet!
How To Fit Learning Chinese Into A Hectic Schedule
The One Thing: Vocabulary
Rachel, from Career China, joined me to share our one tip to learn Chinese faster. She’s given us great advice on studying abroad in China, gave her opinion on whether Duolingo is worth downloading, and continues to wow us with her magical Instagram page.
If you’re busy and you only have time to focus on one thing to learn Mandarin it should be vocabulary. If you’re already here in China you’re used to the day to day struggles, you know life can be challenging.
Learn the vocabulary of the things you need, for example, the place that you live, the foods that you like, directions, places you visit often, and supermarket items, then you can get by, by pointing and imitating.
Will it be super easy? No. But will you be able to get around? Yes. So build up your vocabulary around the daily things you need to communicate what you want.
Something that might help you with this is a picture dictionary phrasebook. I love Mandarin Chinese English Bilingual Visual Dictionary. Check out my review video below before purchasing.
Rachel’s one thing builds upon my point of gaining vocabulary. We all know vocabulary is super super important. Especially when you learn words that you will use in your everyday life, words that will reinforce your language learning. It’s not as difficult as you think it might be if you’re using it all the time.
Build On The Basics
- First, learn words that you’ll be using daily
- Build on your basics and keep practicing
- Learn vocabulary that you can practice and build upon
- Try to learn new phrases
That’s it. Simple huh? You will get results if you put the effort in.
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