I am a Chinese teacher in Australia and I have been totally astounded with the results your games have produced. Thank you very much for producing these which, despite their simplicity, are so fantastically effective.
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Play FREE online LittleNex educational games for learning Chinese and enjoy FREE Chinese learning tools such as picture flashcards with both pinyin and Chinese characters (calligraphy and print), annotated bilingual ebooks in basic, intermediate, and advanced Chinese, and Chinese vocabulary lists carefully organized by subject and difficulty level and featuring pinyin and English translation.
You will also find here free excerpts of well-known literature works in Chinese with their Chinese vocabulary guides in English and pinyin to help with Mandarin reading. Quiz yourself in a fun and interactive way with our FREE Chinese characters online flashcards! All the basic Chinese words you always wanted to know are covered here.
Help yourself to some awesomely cool wallpapers that will help you memorize the most difficult Chinese characters. Help your kids and toddlers learn Chinese, find the meaning of your name in Chinese or just have fun exploring our website!
Unless otherwise stated, Chinese is understood as Mandarin Chinese throughout the website.
Cantonese which is a major Chinese dialect spoken around the world will be added later to our program.
The Chinese characters we feature are the simplified characters officially used in China.
We use Pinyin to represent the standard pronunciation of Mandarin in all of our content.
Jyutping is used as the notation system for Cantonese. Read more...
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Teachers can request a student login in addition to their membership by contacting us directly.
Use our FREE online tool from our members-only site LittleNex.com to practice writing Chinese and turn any device into a virtual blackboard! Simple and easy-to-use, and ready when you are wherever you are.
The 8 basic strokes are not difficult to write, but you need to introduce them to your child so he or she knows it is not about ABCs any more. Make it fun!
If you want to impress a friend by identifying the constellations in a night sky, you might want to think twice: there is no Orion's Belt or Andromeda in the Asian night sky... so learn fast with this useful wallpaper!
Student's Special: here is the UNCLUTTERED and complete list of the 150 words you must know to pass your HSK level 1! HSK is a Chinese Language Proficiency test. Learn more about it here.
Chinese transcription (characters and pinyin) with English translation of the free comic book available in our eBook section. Don't forget to grab the vocabulary guide as well!
Learn how to order your next breakfast in Chinese!
Studying International Relations? Cramming for a diplomacy exam? Take a break with this game and make sure you know your country names in Chinese!
Read free excerpts from the Chinese version of the Harry Potter books! Each excerpt comes with its own vocabulary list (pinyin and English included).
Chinese is a group of related but quite different language varieties.
There are between 7 and 13 main regional groups of Chinese.
Most of them share common terms and some degree of intelligibility or understanding.
A person speaking only Cantonese can still find out what a person from Beijing wants to say, just by following a set of conversion patterns.
For example, most characters pronounced bian in Beijing are converted into bin in Cantonese.
Why is Mandarin always presented as the official Chinese language?
Mandarin or Standard Chinese (also called Putonghua, Guoyu, or Huayu) is the standardized form of the Beijing dialect.
Mandarin is the official language of China and Taiwan, as well as one of the four official languages of Singapore. It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations. This position on the international scene makes it look like a run-of-the-mill language.
Pinyin is the phonetics developed in the 1950s by Mainland China for transliterating Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet.
Pinyin is not the only transcription system for Chinese. Other systems such as Zhuyin or Bopomofo, the Yale Romanization or the Wade-Giles, which was the system in use in the English-speaking world for most of the 20th century, are also valid and commonly known notation systems.
Two Chinese writing systems are in place. Simplified characters are officially used in Mainland China, Singapore, and the United Nations. Traditional Chinese characters are used in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and in the overseas Chinese communities around the world.
To learn more on Chinese traditional characters, Chinese simplified characters, pinyin and other Chinese languages, see the Chinese language courses at our Member website LittleNex.com