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 Phrase Exercises
Learn Chinese phrases by practising listening to and typing Chinese full sentences that you hear.
The large amount of different sentences and questions that you can understand and create becomes evident
in this experience. Our Write Chinese Phrases exercises enable you to practice and learn Chinese online
without the need to purchase or install other software or attend offline practice sessions. You can quickly
learn Chinese free by attempting our first 10 free chapters including our various multimedia exercises.
The following shortcuts allow you to use your keyboard to complete this exercise:
Press # (Key Down): Shows Answer
Press # (Key Up): Hides Answer
NOTE: Pressing the hint button or the '#' key will mean an incorrect answer for that exercise.