- BraveironMay 2019
If you want to go faster I suggest to start with pinyin and learn the characters thanks to pinyin.
Using your computer or smartphone, if you type the pinyin "ma", you will be able to select in the drop dow list, one of several characters: 嗎, 吗 (...).
Nowdays, thanks to computers I think it is not so important to learn how to write characters, but more learn how to read characters.
This is my method to learn fast. Because learning how to write characters can take many years...
BerlusconiMarch 2020I am doing the same. Thanks for share that great idea. When you get accustomed to writing by seeing characters popping up on your keyboard, you'll be better prepared ahead to write them. Why don't we create a Chinese WhatsApp group? I really need to improve my skills in Mandarin.
I suggest you can start with pinyin first. It's easy and help you a lot. You can speak any Chinese character by the help of pinyin.
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I used to start with pinyin, because I scared of complicated words.
But quickly, I realized I couldn't go far. And then I came back with horror characters.
That was a surprise. It's so easy and funny. I thought I was waste of a lot of time. Because many people said that It's so difficult.
Of course, learning for travelling, to say or understand some easy sentences, You should learn with pinyin. Otherwise, consider!
I think the most important thing is What makes you love Chinese and Ready to start now?
vincentMarch 2020Thanks: good advice
it depends on what do you want from learning Mandarin. if you are the ones who just want to communicate and may not have the interest in advanced studies in China, I recommend you learning Pinyin first. otherwise, learn character accompanied with its own pronunciation could help you building a good foundation for further learning.