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After studying Mandarin Chinese in China and Taiwan for over fifteen years, it occurred to me that there is no easy way to learn the language. However, there is a right and wrong way of learning Chinese.
Most people give up trying to learn Mandarin Chinese after one month. Many people don’t go further than a beginner’s level. This is because they don’t bother learning the grammatical structure of Chinese and therefore will never be able to fluently converse.
The wrong way is to learn common phrases and hope that you can collect enough to “pick-up” the language. Unfortunately, most Chinese programs will teach you this way. I tried this and became frustrated because progress was extremely slow.
The right way is to learn pronunciation, speaking, reading, writing and grammar at the same time, while thoroughly learning a particular topic.

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Basic Chinese For Beginners! Your First Mandarin Book
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How do you say ripoff in Chinese
November 13th, 2013
The author begins by saying that this book is unlike others which only spoon feed you phrases. We'll he doesn't do otherwise. He mentions grammar. But there is no grammar. Even his translations are incorrect. He writes 'those' but translates it to the chinese 'these'。 there's a sucker born every minute. Let's hope you're not another
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