The mini-guides below will give you an insight into the Chinese tones and
characters as well as pinyin. There's also a section on useful sites elsewhere.
|A mini-guide to Chinese tones
|A mini-guide to pinyin
|A mini-guide to Chinese characters
including pictographs, ideographs, their meanings and sounds.
|A mini-guide to useful links on learning Chinese,
Chinese characters, pinyin and tones.