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Why learn Chinese?

Chinese is a Sino-Tibetan language that developed in the 10th century BC in East Asia and is now spoken in 9 different countries and territories in Asia, but also around the globe.

  • • Chinese is a native language for over 900 million people, being an official language in 6 countries.
  • • The largest number of Chinese fluent speakers can be found in China followed by Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.
  • • In total, there are over 1 billion Chinese speakers worldwide which makes Chinese the 1st most spoken language on Earth.
  • • Basically, 14.6% of the world's population speaks this language. That’s why learning Chinese is definitely a smart choice.

So, are you ready to learn how to speak Chinese? Great! Then let’s find out how to learn Mandarin Chinese online.

Learn Chinese online

Learn Chinese online with free daily lessons

If you are wondering what is the best way to learn Chinese free of charge, you are in the right place.
Meet Mondly, the language app helping millions of people worldwide learn Chinese online through free daily lessons. Using rapid language learning techniques, Mondly will teach you the Chinese language quickly, effectively and in a fun way. Developed and refined over years of work in the field of language learning, the app follows 4 extremely powerful principles:

1. Explore the Chinese language through common phrases, not individual words

Phrases are easier to remember because they have meaning, they paint a picture, and they tell a story. By focusing on common phrases, in just minutes you’ll start memorizing the most common Chinese words, form sentences, learn to speak Chinese phrases, and take part in conversations. Before you know it, Mondly’s fun and smart Chinese lessons will improve your vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation like no other language learning method ever can.

Teaching Chinese app
Teaching Chinese app

2. Master Chinese by listening to fluent speakers

We, humans, cannot rapidly learn the Chinese language by reading textbooks, but by hearing the language being used naturally in an everyday context. That’s why Mondly is working with professional fluent speakers to record crystal clear voices so you can enjoy flawless pronunciations and accents.

Chinese pronunciation
Chinese pronunciation

3. Practice what you’ve learned by having real conversations

Speaking is an essential part of learning Chinese. Because immersing yourself in other cultures can be time-consuming and expensive, we have developed a technology that immerses you in real conversations from the comfort of your own home. So, you can now practice a casual conversation with a native, book a hotel room, or order food in a restaurant anytime, anywhere.

Chinese fluent speakers
Chinese fluent speakers

4. Lock-in the knowledge using a smart repetition system

The endless repetition of words has little benefit to learning Chinese. However, there is a magic interval between repetitions that will help you memorize new words and phrases in no time. The app knows these magic intervals for repetition and uses them to help you permanently pick up words and phrases. No wonder millions of people around the world trust Mondly to be the best way to learn Chinese for free.
Next, let’s find out how to learn Chinese free of charge and fast with Mondly.

Chinese repetition
Chinese repetition

How to learn Chinese for free using a smart app

Chinese learning app

Mondly gets you started with a basic Chinese conversation between two people. You quickly start learning your first Chinese words by matching words with images, using words to build sentences and phrases.

  • • After a 45-minute lesson, you can practice and reconstruct the conversation using your own voice.
  • • The language learning experience includes reading, listening, writing, and speaking exercises.
  • • The app is equipped with an extensive Chinese dictionary, verb conjugator, and state-of-the-art speech recognition technology.
  • • This makes it feel like you have your own Chinese teacher in your pocket.
  • • With this app, you can learn Chinese for free and in no time, start enjoying the benefits of learning a new language for life.

At Mondly, we know that the secret to fast language acquisition is focusing on core words. These common words are the building blocks of your core vocabulary. That’s why you don't need to learn 1 million Chinese words, just the ones natives use every day. In reality, you can be fluent and articulate with a vocabulary of only 2500 words and phrases. As a result, the time and energy required to learn a second language is significantly reduced.

Chinese learning app

Did you know?

Chinese landmark

You and Mark Zuckerberg, Co-Founder, and CEO of Facebook have something in common. You both want to learn Mandarin Chinese. Zuckerberg started learning Chinese back in 2010 with the goal of proposing to his wife, Priscilla Chan, and asking Priscilla’s mother for her daughter's hand in marriage. Mark didn’t stop here. He kept on learning and, in 2015, he held his first speech in Chinese at the Tsinghua University in Beijing. But, Zuckerberg isn’t the only famous person to learn Mandarin Chinese. The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Clark Hoover, is one of the most famous people in history to know Chinese.
If you’re still not convinced about the popularity of the Mandarin language, it’s important to know that Chinese is one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations among English, Spanish, Arabic, French, and Russian. Chinese is also the fastest growing language in the world as well as the fastest second language worldwide. Millions of people around the world are learning Mandarin Chinese in school or on their own.

Chinese landmark

The amazing benefits of learning Chinese with Mondly

Learn useful Chinese phrases for real situations

Our language experts have identified and selected the most common real-life situations you can find yourself in. As a result, the app breaks the learning process down into short lessons and organizes them into extremely relevant themes. Pick your topic of interest and learn words and phrases related to that topic until you master it. Introducing yourself, getting around the city, buying a ticket, renting a hotel room, or shopping - it’s all covered in detail so you can learn the essentials of the Chinese language in an easy and fun way. Before you know it you will be able to have a real conversation in Chinese.

Have a conversation anytime with our Chinese Chatbot

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to have a real conversation from the comfort of your own home? That’s exactly why we’ve built a virtual conversational partner, a computer program so advanced that you can have an intelligent conversation with. Jump right in and the app asks you questions, understands what you are saying, and responds as a fluent speaker would. Afraid of getting a word wrong? Don’t worry about it. Every time you get something wrong or have difficulties with your pronunciation the app offers you instant feedback. With each conversation, you’ll come one step closer to fluency while building your confidence to speak Chinese in real life.

Enjoy the finest Speech Recognition technology

Imagine having a Chinese teacher in your pocket ready to jump in and help you every step of the way during your language journey. This is essential when you want to improve and master pronunciations. That’s why Mondly has developed state-of-the-art Speech Recognition software that checks your Chinese pronunciation in real-time and suggests improvements on the spot. Fast feedback is key to the accelerated learning of any language and that’s exactly what we are aiming for.

Listen to crystal-clear audio from professional Chinese fluent speakers

With Mondly you will learn the correct Chinese pronunciations by listening to phrases spoken by fluent speakers. We have worked with professional Chinese speakers all over the world to bring you a high-class audio experience that we believe is essential to learning Chinese fast. This way, the next time you’ll have a conversation with an English speaker, get ready to receive compliments for your great accent and flawless pronunciation.

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