Learn Chinese with Rocket Chinese - Anyone tried it?

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Learn Chinese with Rocket Chinese - Anyone tried it?

Postby Insomnia » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:18 am

Has anyone tried this before?

Learn Chinese (Mandarin) with Rocket Chinese

I found it while googling, it's quite expensive, so just asking if anyone here has tried the above program and had any success with learning chinese?

I am really keen on learning chinese (mandarin). :)

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Re: Learn Chinese with Rocket Chinese - Anyone tried it?

Postby learn_chinese » Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:24 am

The url is not working anymore.

I would recommend you to post correct link.

I am too eager to know what this Rocket Chinese is all about :roll:

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Re: Learn Chinese with Rocket Chinese - Anyone tried it?

Postby Michael65 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:20 am

I do not know Rocket Chinese but if you are looking for a good Chinese Mandarin learning software, I can recommend you to have a look at L-Ceps Personaltrainer Mandarin. I use the program personally since a couple of months and I am very happy with it. It uses a very intuitive multimedia approach and you can use both chinese characters and pinyin. It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. I think they have a free trial version on their homepage http://www.l-ceps.com
So you can fully test the software to see if you like it or not.

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Re: Learn Chinese with Rocket Chinese - Anyone tried it?

Postby highflyer2 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:25 am

why not try on chineseathome.com. it's not expensive. i'm using it, and it's good really i feel:). free trial lesson is also conducted for first time users.

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Re: Learn Chinese with Rocket Chinese - Anyone tried it?

Postby Purple-girl » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:52 am

I think if you want to have a Chinese class,you should work on a lot of information in Chinese schools.
Hereby a school accepts international students. Have very nice teachers and also service. They can provide you an internship placement for free if your Chinese is better and better. Even you are a totally beginner, they will help you to learn quickly.
the prices will be like : Arround 700 USD per month.
My boyfriend is from Germany, and he studied there twice for 4 months, and now he can have a good talk with my parents(Chinese).
If you need my help you can get access to my Msn: michelle_song@live.cn
or my skype: michelle_song1

Forgot to say, the school is located in a see-view city named qingdao in China!~!!!!!

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Re: Learn Chinese with Rocket Chinese - Anyone tried it?

Postby malvina » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:53 am

one friendof mine has tried Rocket Chinese online course,I think it is useful for him,now he can talk to me with Chinese fluently.
You should have a try,Start learn Chinese online here

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Re: Learn Chinese with Rocket Chinese - Anyone tried it?

Postby sinocenter@126.com » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:44 am

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Chinese Pinyin Tones

Postby sinocenter@126.com » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:38 am

Chinese Pinyin Tones
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There are four tones in Mandarin Chinese Pinyin, plus one neutral tone(or called “no tone”).
在汉语中有四个声调,加一轻声(或称为“无音”)音。

First tone in Chinese Pinyin
The first tone is marked as a straight line like this¯. It has a long and sustained sound (as if singing a note).
第一种音调标记为这样的¯直线。它有一个长期和持续的声音(好像唱的说明)。

Second tone in Chinese Pinyin
The second tone is marked upwards like thisˊ . It is a rising tone (start from the lower part of your voice, then go up).
第二个音调的特点是向上ˊ这样。这是一个升调(从你的声音下部开始,然后向上)。

Third tone in Chinese Pinyin
The third tone is marked down and up like this ˇ. It is a low and curved tone. Try to go as low as you can and then bounce up.
第三种种语调明显下降,类似这样ˇ.。这是一个低,弯曲的基调。尝试尽可能的低,然后再反弹上去。

Fourth in Chinese Pinyin
The fourth tone is marked downwards like thisˋ. It is a falling tone (start from the grating highest part of your voice, then go down, as if exclaiming).
第四种语调像这样ˋ下调。这是降调,从你的声音光栅的最高部分(开始,然后下降)。

Neutral in Chinese Pinyin
The neutral tone has no mark. It is a short and light tone.
在轻声没有标记。这是一个短的和轻音。

Where should I mark the tones?
Tones should be marked on a vowel. If a word has more than one vowel, the tone should be marked on the main vowel of the word. Vowels are listed in the following order: a, o, e, i, u and ü. As the vowel ‘a’ appears first in this list, the tone in the word liao should be marked on the vowel ‘a’.
我应该在哪里标注音调?
音调应标记在元音上。如果一个词有多个元音,语调应标明这个词的主要元音。元音列出以下顺序:1,a, o, e, i, u。由于元音‘a’出现在这个列表中第一位,在liao中音调应该标在‘a’.上。

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The Composition of the Chinese Characters

Postby sinocenter@126.com » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:39 am

The Composition of the Chinese Characters

The composition of the main characters are in three ways:

汉 字 的 构 成 主 要 有 三 种 方 法:

1.Pictographic method

This is the earliest form of Chinese characters method to create the most original characters, Example: “日” 、“月” 、“ 水 ”、“ 牛”and so on take the shape of each term. These Pictographic characters changed the original character of the physical into a subsequent Founder fonts after gradual evolution, and some reduction in the number of strokes and some strokes added by the rules have become irregular fonts.

1.象形法

这是形成汉字的最早方法,因此创造了最原始的文字,例:“日”,“月”,“水”,“牛”等等。这些象形字经过逐渐的演变,倒后来都改变了原字的形状,变成了后来方正的字体,有的笔画减少了,有的笔画增添了,由不规则变成了有规则的字体。

2.Associative law

It’s easier to see the creation of truth through Pictographic characters, but they should not express an abstract meaning. The ancients would have created another law ---- Ideographic law. They used different symbols or borrowing Pictographic characters to add some symbols to express an abstract meaning. Example: the character "明" is made up of "日" and "月", meaning bringing bright. "旦" is made up of "曰" and"一" meaning the sun is rising from the horizon.

3.会意法

象形字比较容易看出造字的道理,但他们不能表达抽象的依稀。古人便创造了另一种造字法—会意法。就是用不同的符号或借用“象形字”加上一些符号来表达一个抽象的意思。例:“明”意思为“日”和“月”带来光明。“旦”字意思为太阳出地平线而升起。

4.Pictophonetic Law

Ideographic characters and Pictographic characters can be seen from the shape on the meaning of the words, but they are not allowed to deliver voice. And therefore people created a sound law-shaped characters. To express the sound of voices and express the meaning of the side next to match the shape, a lot of new words came into being. Example: the character "爸" is made up of phonetic character "巴" and meaning character "父";"芭 " is a combination of the word "巴" and "++" with a form and so on so forth. According to statistics, Pictophonetic Characters account for about 90% of Chinese characters. The formation and development of Chinese characters, become an important tool for the exchange of ideas, adapted to the needs of human social life.

3.形声法

象形字和会意字都能从字形上看出字的意义,但却不能读出声音。因此又创造了形声法来造字。把表示声音的声旁和表示意义的形旁搭配起来,组成很多新字。例:“爸” 字是表音的“巴”字和表形的“父”字的结合;“芭”字是由“巴”和“++” 搭配而成。这样文字越早越多,据统计,形声字占汉字的90%左右。汉字的形成和发展,成为人类交流思想的重要工具,适应了人类社会生活的需要。


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How To Pronounce Chinese Phrases

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How To Pronounce Chinese Phrases

On this page you will learn to pronounce a lot of different basic mandarin chinese phrases.
Latest mandarin chinese phrases:

How to pronounce 1, 10, 11, 100, 101, 110, 111 in chinese
Pinyin : "yī, shí, shí,yi1, yībǎi, yībǎilíngyī, yībǎiyīshí, yībǎiyīshíyī"
一,十,十一,一百,一百零一,一百一十,一百一十一

How to pronounce 11 to 20 in chinese

Pnyin : "shíyī shíèr shísān shísì shíwǔ shílìu shíqī shíbā shíjǐu èrshí"
十一,十二,十三,十四,十五,十六,十七,十八,十九,二十

How to pronounce who is it? in chinese Pinyin : "shì shéi" 是谁?

How to pronounce australia in chinese Pinyin : "àodàlìyà" 澳大利亚

How to pronounce who are you? in chinese Pinyin : "nǐ shì shéi" 你是谁?

How to pronounce mcdonalds in chinese Pinyin : "màidàngláo" 麦当劳

How to pronounce congrats in chinese Pinyin : "gōngxǐ" 恭喜

How to pronounce do you have a boyfriend?( in chinese )
Pinyin : "nǐ yǒu nánpéngyǒu ma" 你有男朋友吗?

How to pronounce i am full in chinese Pinyin : "wǒ bǎo le" 我饱了.

How to pronounce how often? (in chinese) Pinyin : "duō jǐu yī cì" 多久一次?

High frequency chinese phrases:

How to pronounce welcome in chinese Pinyin : "huān yíng" 欢迎!

How to pronounce you are welcome in chinese Pinyin : "bú yòng xiè" 不用谢.

How to pronounce thank you in chinese Pinyin : "xiè xiè" 谢谢.

How to pronounce and you in chinese Pinyin : "nǐ ne" 你呢?

How to pronounce i am fine in chinese Pinyin : "wǒ hěn hǎo" 我很好.

How to pronounce how are you? in chinese Pinyin : "nǐ hǎo ma?" 你好吗?

How to pronounce my name is ... in chinese Pinyin : "wǒ jiào ..." 我叫...

How to pronounce i am sorry in chinese Pinyin : "duì bu qǐ" 对不起.

How to pronounce hello in chinese Pinyin : "nǐ hǎo" 你好.


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How to stduy Chinese?

Postby sinocenter@126.com » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:43 am

How to stduy Chinese?

I point out three key method :interest,input,practice.
有三个关键点:兴趣,积累,练习

First,interest is the best teacher.If you want to be good at Chinese,you must bring up your interest of learning Chinese .Interest can help you fight against whit dull.Find something you like to do.For example you like to watch TV ,so you can watch some Chinese TV with your mother language caption.If you like to chatting ,you can using Chinese to chatting with Chinese throughth internet,or by other ways.

首先,兴趣是最好的老师。学习中文一定要有兴趣,这是学好中文的关键所在。找出你喜欢做的事。比如你喜欢,看电视,你可以看些带有英文字幕的中文电影。喜欢和朋友交流,你可以交一些中国朋友,用中文来和他们交流。等等。

Second ,you must insist on studying.No input,no output.So you must learn some chinese character or phrase every somedays.After studying,it is better to use the character you have learn to write some chinese article ,or chatting wiht chinese.So you can not forget the character or phrase. Do not stop learn for long,and learn continue to learn .If so,it almost impossible for you to be good at Chinese.But i advise you that not to learn too more by one time of learning Chinese.If so ,you may be feel dull and then stop to learn Chinese.


第二,要有持之以恒,每天有一定的积累,但不能太着急。没有输入,就没有输出。在保证不会太枯燥的情况下,每天学习一些中文字或者词组。然后想办法把刚学会的字和词组用起来,比如用这些字和词组和中国朋友聊天,这样会产生兴趣,避免枯燥,帮助记忆。持之以恒,效果会很好。如果中断学习,后面再学习时,效果会很差。

Third,do not afraid to make mistake.Do not afraid make joke.Do not be too care with grammar.If you are too care with the grammar ,it will be too dull to do practice everytime ervrywhere you want to practise chinese.Remember that if you want to be good at chinese ,you must do more pratice.

第三,不要怕犯错误!不要怕闹笑话。不要太在意语法。如果会很认真的去学习语法,这样学习中文就太枯燥,很多外国人就因此放弃了学习中文。想说就说,增加了练习的机会,这样会提高很快。

The last.Creat a chinese environment as we know.The best way to learn chinese is to creat a chinese environment.Because it has more pritise chance,less dull,and you can remember what you study for long times,may be all your life.So many foreigners come to china for studying.But if you can not come to china ,you can use the internet ,or some other ways.

最后,培养一个中文的环境!我们知道,在外语环境里学外语,效果是最好的,因为练习的次数多,记忆效果好,而且不会产生枯燥。如果你不能来中国,就通过网络和中国人进行交流。

I hope that you can use the methods to learn chinese.So you can make greate progress by using less time.Thank you for you reading.

相信你用以上方法进行实践,你学习中文就能进步很快。谢谢。

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why learn hanyu pinyin

Postby sinocenter@126.com » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:44 am

HanYu Pinyin ABC

why learn hanyu pinyin

Hanyu pinyin (漢語拼音), often abbreviated as pinyin (拼音; "spelling sounds" literally), is the most wiy used mandarin romanization system: p. r. china and singapore, and many other countries as well. the library of congress uses pinyin to catalog its collection in chinese, most contemporary dictionaries use pinyin to spell out chinese characters, and the vast majority of chinese textbooks published overseas use pinyin, to name just a few.

Advice on learning approach

Just like "cultural" is pronounced differently in french and english, "can" symbolizes different sounds in mandarin and english -- the sounds represented by a certain letter are not always the same in different languages.

Therefore, when learning pinyin, instead of referring to the english pronunciation of each letter, you should try to establish a direct connection between a certain letter, or sequence of letters (like "sh", "ang", etc.) and the exact mandarin sound represented. in other words, using chinese characters as reminders of sounds represented by pinyin letters will be much more sensible since you already know the mandarin sounds.


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Chinese Grammar Basics

Postby sinocenter@126.com » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:46 am

Chinese Grammar Basics

Grammar plays the key role in bringing chinese characters together. in compensation, chinese grammar is considerably easier than english. here are just some examples of difference between chinese and english for your reference.

1.As there are no singular and plural in chinese, subject-verb agreement doesn''t exist.

English: I am a student. we are students.
Chinese: 我是学生,我们是学生。
Chinese personal pronouns are pluralized by adding the suffix 们.
For example, 我= i, 我们= we

2.Chinese verbs do not express time, but simply action, so chinese has no verb tenses.

English :I am learning chinese.I learn chinese.
Chinese :我学中文。我学习中文。
Notice that there is no difference between "i learn chinese" and "i am learning chinese" in chinese. Then how to let others know whether the thing has happened or not? In chinese, adverbs are frequently used to take the place of verb tense.

明天 tomorrow to show the thing has not happened yet
昨天 yesterday to show the thing has happened already
现在 right now to show the thing is happening

3.Chinese has no genitive case, character 的 is used to indicate possession.

English:This is my pen. Nancy’s friend is very smart.
Chinese:这是我的笔。南希的朋友很聪明。
Ok, here above are just three simple examples. You will encounter much more on your way of learning chinese.


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Chinese Grammar Basics

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Chinese Grammar Basics

Grammar plays the key role in bringing chinese characters together. in compensation, chinese grammar is considerably easier than english. here are just some examples of difference between chinese and english for your reference.

1.As there are no singular and plural in chinese, subject-verb agreement doesn''t exist.

English: I am a student. we are students.
Chinese: 我是学生,我们是学生。
Chinese personal pronouns are pluralized by adding the suffix 们.
For example, 我= i, 我们= we

2.Chinese verbs do not express time, but simply action, so chinese has no verb tenses.

English :I am learning chinese.I learn chinese.
Chinese :我学中文。我学习中文。
Notice that there is no difference between "i learn chinese" and "i am learning chinese" in chinese. Then how to let others know whether the thing has happened or not? In chinese, adverbs are frequently used to take the place of verb tense.

明天 tomorrow to show the thing has not happened yet
昨天 yesterday to show the thing has happened already
现在 right now to show the thing is happening

3.Chinese has no genitive case, character 的 is used to indicate possession.

English:This is my pen. Nancy’s friend is very smart.
Chinese:这是我的笔。南希的朋友很聪明。
Ok, here above are just three simple examples. You will encounter much more on your way of learning chinese.


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Chinese- Family introductions

Postby sinocenter@126.com » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:49 am

Chinese- Family introductions

In China today, women do not change their surnames after they get married. They always keey their maiden names.
People like to ask questions such as "你结婚了吗?"(Nǐ jiéhūn le ma?), Are you married?

e.g.

这是我/我的... Zhè shì wǒ/wǒde ...This is my ...
家 jiā family

爱人 àiren spouse (lit. love person)

丈夫 zhàngfu husband

女儿 nǚ’ér daughter

儿子 érzi son

你结婚了吗? Nǐ jiéhūn le ma? Are you married?

我结婚了 Wǒ jiéhūn le I’m married

我没结婚 Wǒ méi jiéhūn I’m not married

女朋友 nǚ péngyou girl-friend

男朋友 nán péngyou boy-friend

朋友 péngyou friend

同事 tóngshì colleague

Family life

Families are very important in Chinese culture. Traditionally, children used to live with their parents even after they were married. It was normal for three generations to live under one roof. These days, although most married couples live by themselves, they still consider looking after their parents as their responsibility. Traditionally large families were a sign of prosperity. These days, families are becoming smaller and smaller, especially with the introduction of one-child policy in the late 1970s.


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