Start Learning Chinese (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2011-09-02 10:10 ID:BSgsJSHi

hey
i'm very interested in chinese but i don't know where to start, i thought about learning the hanzi but, does mandarin use the same ideograms? do i have to learn mandarin or traditional chinese?
any good methods?

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2011-09-12 19:49 ID:q1H/fYCM

I suggest you learn Mandarin, which is spoken by most of Chinese people. The easiest way is to find a Chinese girlfriend lol.

3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2012-02-12 13:20 ID:ZinqedrI

i want to learn chinese too.. what the first step to learn chinese? and its not easy to get chinese girlfriend if they cannot speak english u know.. lol

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2012-02-16 01:40 ID:OZfResYL

Did you really just say mandarin or traditional?
mandarin and cantonese are the 2 main chinese dialects.
also, the methods of writing are simplifed and traditional, simplified was made to increase the literacy rate sometime around Mao and all the prgressive communist stuff

I speak some Mandarin due to where I grew up and taking it in school.

Mandarin is what most speak, so unless you want to like - go to Hong Kong, just learn Mandarin.

I recommend starting out learning some traditional and then transitioing into simplified (there are many shared characters and simplified just makes some of them faster to write) Traditional is dumb in the long run really.

As for where to start I'd say try to look for some software or a book that you can get cheap or for free and look up more stuff online.

some links from my high school Chinese/math teacher
http://learningchineseonline.net/
http://www.usc.edu/dept/ealc/chinese/newweb/character_page.html

5 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2014-10-09 14:13 ID:mQeYJ34d

Dont do it. It is crazy chink-spik, and GT is perfect with it.

6 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2014-10-09 18:20 ID:Heaven

CPC PLZ

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8 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-09-01 14:10 ID:bc7XUUYc

it's hard, especially the pronounciation...

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