Intermediate Mandarin

Discussions on Mandarin Chinese. Do not post requests for translations or advertise couses in this forum.
Stephen Gardner
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:46 pm

Intermediate Mandarin

Postby Stephen Gardner » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:01 pm

Hi Guys,
I'm new to this forum so forgive me if this question has been asked before.
I have recently just finished a beginners Mandarin Chinese book. (Pinyin)
I would like to move to the next level and have a few questions about what to do next.
The book that I was learning from taught Mandarin Chinese in Pinyin; does this mean that I do not have to learn the characters?
Do people in China read papers, magazines etc in Pinyin or is this just to get you started.
Is it a case of if I wanted 'just' to speak Mandarin Pinyin would be fine, but if I wanted to read and understand Mandarin I would need to learn the characters?
Any help appreciated.
Kind regards

Return to “Mandarin language forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 5 guests