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How To Speak Chinese | For Beginners


The way to start learning any language is to learn phrases! Simple baby phrases, just like you did when you were a baby. You literally expanded your vocabulary by repeating the phrases that you heard around you. You heard those phrases from the adults, TV, noisy toys, etc... So Keep in mind while learning, you need to immerse yourself in the language. With Chinese-Mandarin, you will need to start with these simple phrases:

Zǎoshang hǎo- Good Morning

xiàwǔ hǎo- Good Afternoon

wǎnshàng hǎo- Good evening

and of course don't forget the famous "Nǐ hǎo"

For more commonly used and popular phrases, download the "Chinese Beginner Phrase Script" here: That script will include all the basic phrases that you will need to start using!

2. Learn The Chinese Tones

First tone: ā

Second tone: á

Third tone: ǎ

Fourth tone: à

(I suggest watching the video below on how to pronounce each of the tones)

3. Learn The Pronouns

Pronouns are very important in most languages because you usually need them to create complete sentences. I say "most" languages because not all languages utilize pronouns often. Korean for example, you don't need pronouns to make a complete sentence. It is usually already assumed who and what you are talking about. So what are the pronouns in Chinese?

wǒ = I

ní = you

tā = he/she/it

wǒmen = we

tāmen = they

4. Learn Verbs

Once you are able to differentiate each pronoun, you can now start creating sentences with the verbs! I recommend starting with the most commonly used verbs. My top 3 verbs to start with is: HAVE, WANT, and GO

yǒu = have

yào = want

qù = go


Be sure to watch the video below. I break down exactly what "putting it together" looks like!

I am Amber Gonzalez and this is my method! Download language learning scripts for SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE here:

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i really want to learn both chinese and korean, and i love the way you have all the things i thought weren't suitable for learning these languages like being black and American. i'm so happy to have seen someone like me who can speak all 6 languages, i'm so proud of you Miss, please help me, so i can become like you.

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