Learn Chinese (Mandarin)

Talk Now Chinese (Mandarin) (Download) - Beginner, Children

Ideal for those who:

  • Are complete beginners or know just a handful of words in Chinese (Mandarin).
  • Enjoy learning through simple but addictive games.
  • Want to speak and understand enough basic vocabulary to “get by”.
  • Start wherever you like!  There are nine topics to choose from, plus a general quiz.

    Start wherever you like! There are nine topics to choose from, plus a general quiz.

  • You're in the 'shopping' section - pick an activity or print out the picture dictionary.

    You're in the 'shopping' section - pick an activity or print out the picture dictionary.

  • What did they say? Pick the correct picture in the hard 'first words' game.

    What did they say? Pick the correct picture in the hard 'first words' game.

  • Test both your language and your memory skills - turn over the correct cards to win!

    Test both your language and your memory skills - turn over the correct cards to win!

  • Congratulations! You correctly colored in all of the balloons in the 'colors' game.

    Congratulations! You correctly colored in all of the balloons in the 'colors' game.

  • It's over to you. Hear the word spoken by a native speaker, then record your own voice and compare.

    It's over to you. Hear the word spoken by a native speaker, then record your own voice and compare.

How does it work?

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  • You learn essential vocabulary for a range of situations.
  • Interactive games let you see how much you can remember, and gradually increase in difficulty to really test you.
  • Improve your pronunciation with the recording game, which allows you to compare your accent against that of a native speaker.
  • Feel motivated to learn by earning points that will win you bronze, silver and gold awards.
  • Printable vocabulary sheets with each topic for you to take away with you and keep learning on the move.

Key features

  • Nine different topics covering first words, food, colours, phrases, body, numbers, time, shopping and countries.
  • Listen to male and female native speakers repeat each word or phrase as many times as you need.
  • Learn from any of over 120 native languages - Look at the list to see if your language is included.

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What’s new?

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  • Available as a download, so you can start learning Chinese (Mandarin) straight away.
  • Attractive new design and easy to navigate menus help you easily find the section you need.