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The Top 100 Essential Mandarin Words for Beginners

Learning Mandarin Chinese can seem like a daunting task, but starting with the most commonly used words is a surefire way to set yourself up for success. The list of the top 100 essential Mandarin words will help you build a strong foundation, equipping you with the necessary vocabulary for daily conversations. As you become more comfortable with these words, you’ll naturally expand your vocabulary and gain a deeper understanding of the language. Remember, practice makes perfect, so be sure to use these words regularly in your studies. Best of luck on your language learning journey!

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How to Learn Mandarin Using Your Hands 

We think of learning as something we do with our eyes and our ears. Whether you’re studying on your own or taking Mandarin lessons, think about how much time you spend looking at characters, and listening and repeating. You’re probably not paying any mind to what your hands are doing—and in doing so, missing out on one of the best ways to learn Mandarin: using gestures.

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Follow clues to guess the Mandarin word in this Mandarin game of improv, learning and laughs. Some clues are taboo to challenge your Mandarin listening comprehension and get your mind’s gears turning in Mandarin to guess the word in question.

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