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Pattern Based Chinese Grammar

This is part of our How to Learn Chinese. Check out the How to Learn Chinese homepage to get a lot more tips on how to learn Chinese. Chinese grammar is highly “pattern-based”. Learn these patterns and you’ll be able to communicate much faster than if you try to bolt together your own sentences.  First …

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Chinese Tones: Getting Started

Chinese Tones are one of the most challenging aspects of Chinese. The good news is that with enough practice, like any skill, you’ll be able to master Chinese Tones. Additionally, you already use tones in English, just in a very different way to in Chinese – we’ll look at how to transfer these existing tones to …

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