Chinese: Getting Started

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What's In This Guide

This guide will help you:

Great Wall (长城) photo by May Wong

Speaking Chinese Across the Globe

Map by user ASDFGHJ on Wikimedia Commons. Click to enlarge.

Chinese-Speaking Countries

CHINA - HONG KONG - THAILAND - SINGAPORE - BURMA - INDONESIA - MALAYSIA - PHILLIPPINES - PERUUNITED STATES

iOS Apps

Pleco Chinese Dictionary - Dictionary with 130,000 Chinese words and 20,000 example sentences with pinyin, fullscreen handwriting input, audio pronunciation FluentU - native language videos with interactive captions, language learning lessons and games, and flashcards Standard Mandarin - pronunciation guide with audio examples of sounds and tones Listen Chinese - daily worldwide news with Chinese audio, transcriptions, pinyin, and dictionary; optimized for offline usage

 

Android Apps

Learn Chinese - Chinese language learning including pinyin, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and writing Pleco Chinese Dictionary - Dictionary with 130,000 Chinese words and 20,000 example sentences with pinyin, fullscreen handwriting input, audio pronunciation Mandarin Phrases - contains over 800 commonly-used Chinese phrases and vocabularies for beginners Chinese Audio Trainer - hear native Chinese audio recordings and clear spoken English for words from thousands of themed vocabulary lists

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