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How To Memorize Chinese and Not Forget Them

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Qiaonansen    6
Greetings folks,


First, I enjoy this forum and I often come here and learn quite a bit. So thank you for that.


I have been studying and teaching Chinese for nearly 20 years. I have finally gotten around to writing and making videos on my experiences. Here is the latest on a system for learning and memorizing Chinese characters and vocabulary.


Your comments and feedback would be greatly appreciated. Be gentle.






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Qiaonansen    6

Greetings folks,


I have finally gotten around to posting about the method I used to transform my language-butchering Chinese accent into a standard and fluent one: one that leads native Chinese to think I am also Chinese when speaking with me on the phone. They are always quite surprised when they see me in person.



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roddy    3,564

Merging with yesterday's post. And also with a post from last year where you posted about the same article. 


Honestly, we don't need a post for every blog article. 

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Apollys    22

I would recommend using actual native speech rather than a robot as a model from which to practice one's pronunciation.


For learning to speak a sentence fluidly, I think a nice method is the following.  Let's use 大学在哪里? as an example.

1) Say each character in isolation: 大,学,在,哪,里

2) Say each word: 大学,在,哪里

3) Join adjacent words: 大学在,在哪里

4) Speak the full sentence: 大学在哪里?

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