Basic Mandarin Course - Introduction
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This is a very short course providing the basic information needed to start with learning Chinese.

Pronounciation is important in any language, but even more so in Chinese as there are different tones. This section gives you an overview over what you need to know to get started.

Pinyin is the most popular form of writing Chinese without using characters. If you want to learn Mandarin you need to know how to read Pinyin, this chapter tells you how it works.

Characters are what makes Chinese so difficult to learn. This section gives you tips on how to improve your reading and writing and how to avoid commonly made mistakes.