How to make more progress in Chinese?
The Chinese language is the group of languages used by Chinese people in China and elsewhere. It forms part of a language family called the Sino-Tibetan family of languages.
Chinese includes many regional language varieties, the main ones being Mandarin, Wu, Yue and Min. These are not mutually intelligible and many of the regional varieties are themselves a number of non-mutually-intelligible subvarieties. As a result, many linguists refer to these varieties as separate languages
Chinese is used by the Han people in China and other ethnic groups in China who are declared Chinese by the Chinese government. Chinese is almost always written in Chinese characters. They are symbols that have meaning, called logograms. They also give some indication of pronunciation, but the same character can get very different pronunciations among the different kinds of Chinese. Since Chinese characters have been around for at least 3500 years, people in places far from each other say them differently, just as “1, 2, 3” can be read differently in different languages.
Chinese people needed to write down pronunciations in dictionaries. Chinese does not have an alphabet, so how to write down sounds was a big problem in the beginning. Nowadays the Mandarin language uses Hanyu Pinyin to represent the sounds in Roman letters.
All the Chinese languages (or dialects) use tones. This means that they use high and low pitches to help make differences in meaning clear.
What’s standing between you and speaking, thinking and dreaming in perfect Chinese?
There may be just a few things holding you back from full Chinese fluency.
Do you know what they are ?
Or are you being held back by some mysterious obstacles ?
If it is like that then here are some of the tips to make progress or i can say improvement in your current skill level of Chinese language.
Incorporate Chinese into Your Leisure Time
The trick to squeezing more Chinese into your day is to take the things you’d usually do in English and switch them to Chinese. Just don’t take the concept too far your colleagues and friends may not understand you if you suddenly insist on speaking Chinese to them.
If you watch a lot of movies, watch them in Chinese if possible. The same applies for your current TV series addictions and all those things you watch on Netflix.
This doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily have to watch dubbed movies. Simply adding the Chinese subtitles to a movie you’re watching in English can give you extra Chinese practice. Or, of course, you can watch Chinese language movies instead for even more practice.
The same applies for any hobby you do regularly. If you spend all day listening to music, try to make at least half of your playlist Chinese. You could also try listening to Chinese radio or podcasts.
Try to Interact as Much as Possible with Chinese Speakers
If you are living in a Chinese speaking country, this means getting out there and using every opportunity to speak with the locals.
For those who aren’t so lucky as to live in a Chinese-speaking country, try seeking out local Chinese speakers. How easy this is will depend largely on where you live, but you can try websites such as ConversationExchange to connect with people in your local area or either you can connect with language learning apps like multibhashi.
If you want to be perfect or fluent in Chinese
Then, find an online tutor to speak on a daily basis.
If you are just to do one thing in your quest to Chinese fluency, my recommendation would be to focus on this method. Fact of the matter is, having an online tutor will double your results compared to time spent in an actual classroom.
Why, you might ask? A classroom environment is focused on teaching several students.
However, an online tutoring session is 100% focused on you, the student. You are the reason for the class and since you are the focus you will do the speaking and hearing.
Having a good Chinese tutor will benefit you like you will be able to improve your learning skills soon.
So, overall if you want to improve or make progress in your learning skills never stop talking Chinese. make Chinese as your hobby. Do some daily Chinese writing. Listen Chinese music and podcasts.talk to yourself out loud. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.