Our mission is to assist people who have an interest in learning Chinese mandarin language. What to do in Jamaica? Our aim is to inspire others and to become a positive influence to people all over the world especially those who are preparing for the HSK Level 1-6 exams.
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Our team consist of native Chinese speakers from China and English speakers from Jamaica who are also learning to speak Chinese mandarin.
Additionally we have university students and high school students who work as volunteers when we have to do presentations at health fairs or recycling projects.
Pinyin uses Roman letters to transcribe Chinese sounds. Chinese syllables consist of three elements: an initial sound, a final sound and a tone.
Chinese Mandarin language is said to have just four tones.
However, there is also a neutral tone.
The four tones are each indicated by a tone mark (diacritic) placed on top of the vowel. The neutral tone does not have a diacritic above the vowel.
Tone plays a very important role in the meaning of the characters. Different tones in pinyin will lead to a different character and meaning of each Chinese word .
The table of Chinese Radicals list around 214 radicals for the Chinese characters by stroke counts.
Chinese radicals are used to index the characters for Chinese dictionaries. Chinese Radicals are the building blocks of Chinese characters.
Chinese Radicals are organized based on number of strokes into a chart called the bushou.
A radical by itself may also represent a word.
With Chinese radicals, individuals can search for characters in a dictionary without even knowing the pronunciation.
By learning the most common radicals students can guess the meaning of new Chinese characters they encounter and memorize them.
Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì
This is the Chinese Mandarin Language Proficiency level test. The exam is broken down into six different levels. HSK Level 1-6.
HSK 1 is the most basic while HSK6 is the most advanced.
Just like learning Spanish or French in school, you may have learnt about the accent above the letters and how they affect the sound or pronunciation of the word.
In Chinese Mandarin language words written in Chinese pinyin have similar symbols in their structure above some of the vowels to help with pronunciation, differentiation and recognition of the word.
These symbols are also called diacritics and are used to set the tone or pronunciation of the word. The diacritics written above the vowels also change the meaning of a word.
The tools you need to get started in order to learn the Chinese Mandarin Language：HSK Level 1-6
Do you like Chinese Mandarin language? Are you having a hard time learning the language or preparing for the HSK Level 1-6 ? Well, we are here to help you achieve your goal of learning and mastering Chinese Mandarin. We are not tutors , but you may consider us as language coaches or language learning assistants and maybe your language partners. Sign up to hear from us .
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