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How to memorise the vocabulary?

How to memorise the vocabulary

After you have learned the pronunciation, here is the second step which is to understand and memorise the vocabulary. People always complain that they will forget the vocabulary easily after few days or weeks. 

Therefore, we will encourage students to understand first, rather than just memorising blindly which you may forget sooner or later. If you understandfirst then only memorise the vocabulary, you will not forget the vocabulary easily. The best thing about Mandarin vocabulary is that the vocabulary is very logical and straight forward compared to English. We take these two vocabularies for instance: Computer 电脑 diàn nǎo,Handphone 电话 diàn huà

These two words have the same first word. 电 diàn means electric.

脑nǎo = brain. 电脑diàn nǎo literally direct translate means “electric brain”. It actually means computer.

话huà = talk. 电话diàn huà literally direct translate means “electric talk”. It actually means telephone.

There are many more examples like this! There are actually many ways to understand the vocabulary where you can link to your personal story, brainstorming and use imagination. We will explain more of this in class.

Do you know that once you have around 1000 vocabulary in your mind, you should be able to speak Mandarin fluently !

Do you still remember what we have shared about Mandarin grammar previously? Yes, the grammar is super easy! For instance, 了 le, means already (past tense). 着 zhe means ing (present tense). These two words should be right after the verb.

Do you have any vocabulary that is hard to memorise or understand? Share with us in comment below and we will help you!

How to speak fluent Mandarin?

How to speak fluent Mandarin?
How to speak fluent Mandarin?

If you ask “Can anyone manage to speak Mandarin in 60 hours?”

We will answer” Definitely Yes! Yes! Yes!”

After all, we know that Mandarin is not that hard compared to other languages. If you can understand and speak English (which I am writing now), we definitely believe that you can speak Mandarin if you have the right skill and right attitude.

What do we mean by skill?

The skill is the knowledge about Mandarin that you must possess. It includes pronunciation (cover in Topic 5 How to pronounce han yu pin yin). vocabulary and grammar (cover in Topic 6 Ways to understand vocabulary and grammar), and sentence structure (cover in Topic 7 How to construct correct sentence structure). By having this knowledge, you will master the skills of Mandarin communication.

Do you think you can speak Mandarin after you have possessed the skills? No can do! You need one more thing which is ATTITUDE!

Have you noticed why two students who are starting to learn at the same time, enrolling the same class and same tutor, but the results of both students are very different? Student A can speak Mandarin after 60 hours, but student B still unable to speak Mandarin after that.

Yes, this is our personal experience of our BBC students. Initially, we do not understand the reason behind. But after we have done our research and get students’ feedback. We began to understand now! Even we provide the same value and knowledge to all our students, each student has different set of attitude! Some students are hardworking and never skip the classes but they are too shy to speak Mandarin! Some students may skip the classes as they have things to do at that time, but they still do BBC workbook and take time to learn Mandarin at home!

Attitude is very important in everything we do, that is why if you add up each single letter of  A + T + T + I + T + U + D + E , it is equal to 100% which is full marks, whereby A = 1%, E = 5%, Z = 26% and  so on.

In the class, we share all the knowledge and skills to master Mandarin, in fact, we also motivate the student in class. But the ugly truth is we can’t shape and change students’ attitude easily, it takes lots of time and effort to shape good attitude.

If you have good attitude, you can surely master Mandarin sooner or later, we can guarantee you can speak Mandarin in 60 hours! So, next time we can offer money back guarantee, but only limited to students who has good attitude!

In summary, good attitude means willing to put effort and invest time, perseverance, hardworking, courage to speak out and do what it takes to master Mandarin!

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Is Mandarin hard or easy?

Is Mandarin hard or easy?
Is Mandarin hard or easy?

In order to answer whether Mandarin is easy or hard? We have to compare Mandarin language to other languages in the world. Every language has its own unique features that might be regarded as hard or troublesome in some way, but we believe that focusing on these problems is counterproductive for language learning.

If you want to learn something, you want to become friends with it, you don’t want to regard it as an unbeatable enemy! We won’t deny that Mandarin has unique challenges that are difficult to overcome, but try to look at Mandarin as being easy and exciting, rather than difficult or impossible. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. Here are 9 things that make Mandarin easier to learn:
  1. No grammatical cases – Chinese words don’t change according to function. Police is written the same way regardless if it’s the subject of the clause or it’s the object. Whatever function a word has in a sentence, it generally looks the same .
  2. Flexible parts of speech – For non-natives, a difficult part of learning English is to figure out how to make a noun out of a verb or an adjective out of a verb. In Chinese, it’s not obvious what’s an adjective and what’s a verb, they merge and float into each other, which generally means it’s easier to understand and easier to guess how to use. .
  3. Particles instead of inflections – Although it’s not true that Chinese is entirely free from inflections (such as “rain-ed”or “fox-es”), particles are used to represent such things. A particle might indicate that an action is completed or that there is a collection of something, but these particles are always the same and not dependent on the word preceding it! .
  4. No gender –Most people who learn languages where gender is important whine about it. German has three genders you have to learn, Swedish and French have two, and there are few rules to help you here! In Chinese, you don’t need to bother, because there is no such thing as grammatical gender. .
  5. No tenses – Chinese doesn’t distinguish between yesterday, today and tomorrow in the same way as we do in English. Most of the time, it’s simply indicated by a word describing when something happens, rather than changing the structure of the sentence. Verbs do not change their form based on when they took place. .
  6. Neat use of numbers –Chinese is sometimes ridiculously logical. Monday is “week one”, Tuesday is “week two”, Wednesday “week three” and so on. Same for the months! The number 1 is yī,10 is shí, 11 is shí yī “ten, one”, 99 is jiǔ shí jiǔ “nine ten, nine” .
  1. Logical character creation–Chinese characters aren’t random brush strokes, there is reason behind these mysterious and beautiful symbols. It’s usually not enough to let you guess what it means, but it is a powerful tool to help you remember. .
  2. Logical word creation–Words, i.e. characters put together, contain a lot more meaning than characters. They are created in a way which is often obvious or at least understandable for a student. Train is “fire vehicle”, train station is “fire vehicle station”. Few words are completely arbitrary, even on the surface! .
  3. Sentence Structure–Majority of people find that it is hard to create proper sentence structure. But BBC students find that it is very easy to do sentence as we have the secret formula to construct sentences. .
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After we have shared 9 main points that Mandarin is easy to learn, what is in your mind now? Is Mandarin easy or still hard to learn? I hope you have more understanding now on how is Mandarin compared to your mother tongue. Now, we know the differences between Mandarin and other languages.Still find it hard to learn Mandarin? Write down your view below & we will give the best solution to you.