Learn Mandarin Chinese for Free
These Mandarin lessons are suitable for beginners, and they are progressive, which means that if you have no previous experience studying Mandarin you should start at the beginning.
The point of this site is to help you the learner expand your vocabulary and recieve a lot of free audio input from native speakers via downloadable mp3s.
Zhongwen Blue is best used in conjunction with a traditional class and textbook, or in concert with other online Mandarin resources.
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|Mandarin is a tone language--that is, different pitch patterns actually distinguish one word from another. Mandarin has no irregular verbs or noun plurals to learn, because words have only a single form. Because Mandarin is completely unrelated to any European language, you may think it might be difficult to develop your vocabulary. However, it really is not that difficult. Why? The reason is that the meanings of many words consisting of two or more characters can be inferred from the meanings of the characters or even the roots of individual characters. So, your vocabulary can rapidly expand when you have grasped the basic characters and character roots.|