Tips to learn Chinese

Tips to learn Chinese

Learning Chinese can be a challenging task, but with the right tools and strategies, it can be a rewarding experience. Here are some tips to help you learn Chinese, and how the Youdao Dictionary Pen can assist you in the process.

  1. Start with the basics
    Learning Chinese requires a strong foundation in the basics. Start with learning the Pinyin system, which is the romanization of Chinese characters. This will help you learn the pronunciation of words and phrases.

  2. Practice daily
    Consistent practice is key to learning any language. Set aside time each day to practice your Chinese. This can include listening to Chinese music, watching Chinese TV shows or movies, or practicing with a language partner. A PRO tip is to go on youtube and find vlogs in Chinese about topics you like, for example cooking, makeup, travel, etc. By watching these type of videos you´ll become familiar with new vocabulary, the so-called-difficult tones and improve your listening.   If you like cooking, we recommend you this channel from Chef Wang, the videos are in Chinese but you can turn on the CC and choose English subtitles or Chinese for you to practice. If you´re into makeup, QiuQiu´s channel is for you. For daily life vocabulary, Mandarin Corner is a great channel, they talk about different kinds of topics. For you to practice Chinese, we also recommend  GoEast Mandarin ´s channel.

  3. Learn vocabulary
    Learning Chinese vocabulary is essential to building your language skills. You can get new vocabulary by either downloading the HSK vocabulary lists, apps for reading, books, etc. The Youdao Dictionary Pen can assist you in this process by scanning and translating Chinese characters in real-time and providing you with pronunciation along with bilingual example sentences, which can really help you understand how to use those words in real life. 

  4. Listen to native speakers
    Immersing yourself in the language can help you improve your listening skills. Listen to Chinese music or podcasts, or watch Chinese TV shows or movies with subtitles in both Chinese and your native language.

  5. Practice writing
    Writing Chinese characters is an important aspect of learning the language. The Youdao Dictionary Pen can assist you in this process by providing you a video of the character stroke order of a word.

  6. Join a language exchange program
    Joining a language exchange program can be a great way to practice your Chinese with native speakers.

In conclusion, learning Chinese can be a challenging but rewarding experience. By following these tips and utilizing the Youdao Dictionary Pen, you can improve your language skills and achieve your language learning goals.

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