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  1. There are 5 steps in total. 1. Pinyin looks like English alphabet, teaching pronunciation. I suggest starting to learn Chinese with Pinyin first because it is the only link to English or another language. 2. 语素 is the smallest unit in Chinese character, which means it can’t be separated. One 语素 can represent an independent meaning. Generally, there are 3 kinds of 语素: A. One character For example, 火 (fire); 水 (water); 天 (sky) B. Two characters For example, 蜘蛛 (spider), “蜘” or “蛛” will be meaningless if you separate the 2 characters, which is the main characteristic of 语素. C. Longer than 2 c
  2. The following statements are coming from all my personal learning experience. If there is missing something, any supplement will be appreciate. 1. Pronunciation (汉语拼音 Pinyin) In ancient China, there was no alphabet. For standardization, until the 90s in last century, Chinese phonetic alphabets (Chinese Pinyin) had been carried out and widely used for teaching. Pronunciation of Pinyin is far from well-known English alphabet, even some of them don’t exist, such as üe. Therefore, when you practice these special pronunciations, you should pay attention to the shape of your mouth, teeth and tong
  3. http://www.caijing.com.cn/ this is a good financial website. I like it. http://news.163.com/ This is similar as Sina.com but a little better.
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