Cypress Books recently caught up with Adam Moorman of Mandarin Rap Podcast. Read on to learn how he learned Chinese, which figure from Chinese history he’d like to meet, and what he’s reading right now.
Cantonese is indispensable for those living and working in Hong Kong, and for chatting with Cantonese-speaking friends and family. It could also be the next, even more exciting frontier for foreign language thrill-seekers that have ‘conquered’ Mandarin, or have at least dedicated several years to it already and are ready to dive deeper. Whether you need to know Cantonese, or simply want to, learning Cantonese makes you part of a growing trend. Continue reading →
Steve Bennett, organiser of the London Mandarin Learners group on meetup.com, estimates he knows between 1,000 and 2,000 characters.
Though judging by his insights into the nuances of Mandarin Chinese and the texts he reads with his group, it’s probably far more. He’s been learning Mandarin Chinese at a steady pace for nine years, having enrolled in his first language classes when he was in China for a conference.
Seeing yourself improve your speaking skills is one of the most rewarding aspects of learning Chinese. The advice in this blog will let you know what worked for me at different stages of learning, but do not let that limit you, finding your own quirky learning methods is the key.