Use this tool to add tone marks to pinyin or to convert tone number (e.g. hao3) to tone marks.

Although you can use the red buttons to add tone marks, we highly recommend you use the number method (e.g. hao3) for speed and placement of the accent above the correct vowel. [Hint: Type "v" for "ü"]
Note: You do not need to use this tool to enter pinyin in this dictionary.

TWCC145 – All the Ridiculous Mistakes We’ve Made Trying to Learn Chinese, Episode 145

Today’s question comes from Ashley, who asks us how we managed to learn Chinese.

If you want to ask us a question just go to our voicemail page and leave us your question!

In This Episode, We Talk About…

The Mistakes We Made:

1. 1 word = 1 Chinese character

2. Saying things too slowly

3. Trying to translate from English

4. Ignoring Chinese characters / trying to memorize by writing them over and over again

5. Being worried about speaking and understanding

6. Sticking to comfortable environments

7. Avoiding communicating until I’ve studied more

People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show

Episode Length 00:59:11

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Thanks for listening, guys! – Hollie & Nora