One of my personal ‘bucket list’ goals of learning was learning basic Mandarin, and during 2020 I finally found the time to make it happen. Here’s a few resources I really liked to help you get started on learning!

Disclaimer — I am very much a BEGINNER in Mandarin! I can say basic phrases, have a oral vocabulary of 400–500 words, I can read ~250 characters, and I can write ~100 characters.

Resources are at the top, but if you want to learn more about why I wanted to learn Mandarin & my process, I wrote a bit about that after resources. …

Erica Yarmol-Matusiak

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