Like most East Asian languages, Mandarin Chinese is a tonal language. As you begin to learn Chinese, you will find that words can have different meanings depending on the tone used when speaking it. There are four tones to practice as you learn Mandarin, and these are displayed using the four tone marks over the vowels in Pinyin.
Our exercises will constantly test and reinforce your mastery of the tones when you're learning Chinese. Where possible we will present options where listening to and identifying the correct tone is essential to selecting the correct answer. So by collecting gold achievements as you work through the exercises, you'll naturally begin to distinguish the four tones.
About our Type Words Exercises
Learn Chinese words introduced in the lesson by typing the Chinese word that you hear. By typing the correct
spelling including the correct tones marks, you can internalise the new words and their correct pronunciation.
Our Write Chinese Words exercises are intended to help you practice and learn Chinese online without the need to
use other software or offline classes. You can begin to practice and learn Chinese free by trying our first 10
free chapters and associated exercises.
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