9 Ways to Speak Fluent Mandarin Chinese
1. Get the Right Material
It is crucial that you have the right book to learn Mandarin.
By having the right material, you can cut short your learning curve as you don’t have to spend extra time looking for right content.
The right book should have all the important contents that you need. So that you do not need to spend unnecessary time to look for other books.
If you are learning any language especially Mandarin, it is important that you have audio and video files, so that you can listen and follow the pronunciation.
2. Read Chinese Conversations Aloud
Do you still remember the time you shout aloud? Yes, i still remember vividly the day and time when i shout aloud.
We will remember better if we read out the Chinese conversations, and it is the best if we can read out aloud.
You can either read it out for someone or recorded into audio files, and you can check whether the pronunciation is correct.
3. Listen to Chinese Audio and Repeat
This is the reason you need to have the right material and the right material should provide the book, exercise, audio and video, all in one package.
When you are learning Mandarin from scratch, you may find that it is a bit difficult to get the correct tones.
Therefore, you need to listen to audio and follow the pronunciation for several times until you are used to it
4. Write Down Conversations in Pin Yin
You may think that pin yin is not important for conversations. However, you can memorise the pin yin (spelling) better if you write down the pin yin.
Therefore you can pronounce it accurately according to the pin yin that you have memorised.
5. Practice with Chinese Songs
I believe that most of us like to listen songs. Since you like to listen song and starting to learn Mandarin, you might as well listen to Chinese Songs.
You may want to start with kinddy song as the song tempo is slower or listen to old love songs such as Tian mi mi 甜蜜蜜 鄧麗君 by Teresa Teng
6. Get a Language Partner
The language partner can be your family, friends or dedicated Chinese tutor.
He or she must be committed to support you, give you motivation during the learning process, offer constructive feedback and have systematic way of learning Mandarin.
7. Try to Use the Language Actively
After you have learned for few words or sentences, you must apply it immediately before you forget it.
Do not wait until you have mastered Mandarin, then only you speak Mandarin. Honestly speaking you will never reach that stage if you do not start the first step now!
If you have no one to speak with, you can speak to yourself in Mandarin or call the tutor.
8. Travel to a Chinese-speaking Country
If you are staying in Malaysia, i do not think that you have to travel to China, Taiwan or Hong Kong, as there are so many Chinese-speaking people in Malaysia. I believe you heard some Mandarin words almost everyday.
9. Don’t Be Shy
The top reason you are not using Mandarin actively is maybe you are shy. I truly understand this as we have few students who are very shy to speak Mandarin.
If you are shy, no worry, you can start speaking Mandarin with your tutor, your good friends and lastly the strangers. The most important is you have to speak.
The secret to speak fluent Mandarin is really to speak Mandarin. So, don’t be too shy!
Never Forget: Practice Makes Perfect!
No master fell just from heaven! Being able to speak a language takes time and effort.
Try to stay focused and motivated by rotating learning methods and make them diverse.
Are you ready to speak Chinese? Great! Don’t wait until tomorrow or next week—start now, start today!
NOW IS YOUR TURN!
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