How I learn Chinese

“Once you have learned a overall mass of knowledge and able to understand, apply to anything, you would have mastered many skills.” – Contributed by Oogle.

My son ask me, how do I master Chinese?

Here is my solution :

1) Start by learning and understanding all the 4 word idioms.

2) Then learn how to mix and match words and meanings.

3) I never study chinese, just by learning about 1000 idioms out of about 8000 idioms and learning how to construct sentences from words and meanings, I got B4 for Chinese in my GCE “O” level. What I learn is from understanding and applying, zero from memory, or trying to memorise anything. If you learn everything, I am sure you will get a distinction.

4) You want to master chinese, you must first master ‘han yi ping ying’.

PS : That is the reason why majority of mainland chinese who do not learn ‘han yi ping ying’ will not learn english, and many english educated who do not learn ‘han yi ping ying’ will not learn chinese. I can type a full chinese document using ‘han yi ping ying’, but I can never do it with a ‘chinese’ keyboard.

– Contributed by Oogle.

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