Learn Chinese ^-^

This thread is similar to @Nessie’s Learn Greek! thread, only that it’s for another language, Chinese.

There are two types of Chinese, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese.

Simplified Chinese

Most of the Chinese characters are easier to write, with less strokes for each character.

Example

Phonetics (拼音): wǒ
word: 我

Traditional Chinese

Most of the Chinese characters are harder to write, with more strokes for each character. This is often used in Taiwan, and the ‘letters’ are symbols instead of ABCs.

Example

Annotated sound (注音): ㄨㄛˇ
word: 我


Lesson 1

Lesson 1

For lesson 1, we’re going to learn phonetics (拼音) !!! As you guys are more familiar with alphabets, I think this is the best way to start.

The phonetics are divided into the vowels and the consonants. We’ll focus on the vowels today.

Vowels

  1. a
  2. e
  3. i
  4. o
  5. u
  6. ü

You can try typing out these words and/or pasting them on google translate, then listen to how the google translate lady pronounce it.

啊 a
厄 e
一 yi
哦 o
五 wu
与 yu

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Lesson 6

If you have any problems with the lessons, feel free to tag me or @Secretz.

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If you want to learn Chinese, please add your username here!

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Add me!

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Also. You should make a group tag

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:+1:

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Lesson 1.5 (Traditional Chinese)

Now, let’s try learning annotated sound (注音)!
The way you pronounce it is the same way, just that you use different ‘letters’ to type out the Chinese characters.

Vowels

  1. ㄚ - a (pronounced like the ‘a’ in ‘avocado’)
  2. ㄜ - e (pronounced like the word ‘a’)
  3. ㄧ - i (pronounced like the letter ‘e’)
  4. ㄛ - o (pronounced like the ‘o’ in ‘organic’)
  5. ㄨ - u (pronounced as ‘wu’)
  6. ㄩ - ü (pronounced as ‘yu’)

You can try typing out these words and/or pasting them on google translate, then listen to how the google translate lady pronounce it.

啊 (ㄚ)
呃 (ㄜ)
一 (ㄧ)
哦 (ㄛ)
五 (ㄨ)
與 (ㄩ)

Tags

The tag hasn’t been made yet, but I’ve sent in the form!
@fraud @Nessie @RainyDay @Mouschi @Parix @glxwingAngel @CoffeeAunt

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This is so cool!

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Chinese is more like Greek than I thought :eyes:

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Lmao.

Greek is easier in my opinion

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Then I guess it’d be easy for you :smile:

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Greek is one of the hardest languages to learn if it’s not your mother tongue, actually! :joy::new_moon::dizzy::black_heart:

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Is it?

I found it to be easier than French and Spanish?

I guess it differs from person to person

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I wanna learn :pleading_face:

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Lesson 2 (Simplified Chinese)

Now that we’ve learned the vowels, let’s learn some words!

List of Words

  1. 我 wo (I/me)
  2. 你 ni (you)
  3. 他 ta (he/him)
  4. 她 ta (she/her)
  5. 它 ta (it)
  6. 我们 wo men (we/us)
  7. 他们/她们/它们 ta men (they/them)

You can try typing out these words and/or pasting them on google translate, then listen to how the google translate lady pronounce it.

Tags

@Secretz @fraud @Nessie @RainyDay @Mouschi @Parix @glxwingAngel @CoffeeAunt @Venus

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How will you know which one is which? :eyes:

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When you talk, you just gotta use some logic :eyes:

There’s no difference as to how you say it, the only difference is how the character looks like and their meaning.

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There’s also some meaning to numbers in Chinese, like 520 = I love you, I might post them some day hehe

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That’s super cool! And a number to avoid :wink:

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4 means death doesn’t it? :thinking:

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:thinking: that’s for Japanese

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