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Whether you’re looking to learn Chinese characters, find the best online Chinese course for beginners or for more advanced learners, we’ve got you covered. Master everything from basic vocabulary to talking in Chinese sentences.

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Chinese for Travel

If you’re thinking of visiting China, you might like our Chinese for Travel course. Prepare for your adventures abroad by learning all the basic Chinese phrases you’ll need to get by – from asking for directions to ordering food.

Speed tips: how to learn Chinese, fast

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1. Start with 10 minutes

Start to learn more about Chinese characters, or improve your Chinese reading and writing skills by trying your first Chinese lesson for free. Research shows that learning Chinese in small, 10-minute chunks is best.

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2. Track your progress

Learn to speak Mandarin in record time by keeping a record of your progress. With our Study Plan, you can track things like Fluency Score and the Chinese words you’ve learned against your goals.

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3. Make lots of mistakes

It’s true: making mistakes is truly the best way to learn Mandarin Chinese! Keep improving with feedback from Busuu’s community of native speakers, thanks to our Conversations feature.

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