About Chinese

Chinese: the language spoken by more than 1.2 billion people. It originated and is still spoken in China, with a history of over 3000 years, it is one of the oldest languages still alive today. It has a unique character writing system, uses tones to distinguish sound and has a simplistic grammar structure. Furthermore, it has rich culture that is present in the way the language is spoken and structured.

More and more people are learning Chinese. China is becoming the next big superpower, thus not only does it give you the advantage to speak Chinese, but you will also learn about the history and culture of a Great Nation. As is said, when one acquires a new language, one acquires a new soul, and this is very much apparent with Chinese.

Some say that Chinese is the most difficult language out there. To some it is true, but this is only because it is strange and unfamiliar to the native English speaker. Anyone can learn Chinese. These days, with the advent of globalization and Internet, more and more resources become available on China and Chinese. Here at Chinese Basics we aim to provide concise information about the Chinese language.

Why not start learning about this amazing language right now? Are you interested in Chinese characters? Perhaps you want to know to say Mandarin tones? Maybe you are keen on learning some Chinese grammar? If you already have some knowledge, why not try out some online exercises to test your Chinese knowledge? Such as Chinese Sentence Reconstruction or Quiz?