A Guide to Chinese - 10 facts, 20 key phrases and the characters

Facts about the Chinese language

Chinese language facts

10 facts about Chinese. Get your head around tongue twisters and jokes.
It's also available in Chinese with audio.

Chinese words and phrases

Get started with 20 audio phrases and learn how to say a range of useful phrases from 'Hello' to 'Pleased to meet you'.

A list of useful phrases in Chinese
Details on the Chinese alphabet

Chinese characters

What are they, how many are there, how old are they and how many do you need to read the papers.

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A Guide to Languages

Facts, key phrases and the alphabet in ten languages


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