Learn Chinese

glot.space is a no-fuss language Chinese learning platform that will get you from zero to basic-fluent in no time.

🇨🇳 嗨,你好吗?

🇺🇸 Hi, how are you?

🇨🇳 我很好,谢谢!你现在会说中文吗?

🇺🇸 I'm great thanks! Do you speak Chinese now?

🇨🇳 是的!我最近一直在学。

🇺🇸 Yes! I've been learning recently.

🇨🇳 你是怎么学的?

🇺🇸 How do you learn?

🇨🇳 我用glot.space,这是个很棒的网站。

🇺🇸 I use glot.space, it's a great website.

🇨🇳 听起来很棒。我该如何开始呢?

🇺🇸 Sounds amazing. How can I get started?

🇨🇳 只需点击'开始这里',然后选择你的语言!

🇺🇸 Simply click on 'Start Here' and choose your language!

🇨🇳 太简单了。现在开始!

🇺🇸 So easy. Starting now!

🇨🇳 祝你好运!

🇺🇸 Good luck!


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Chinese

Native speakers
918M 🗣️
Official language in
3 countries 🌍
Active vocabulary
5k-10k 📚
Difficulty
difficult 🤔
Closest langauges
Cantonese, Shanghainese
⏳ Avg. time to basics
1100-1300 hours ⏳

Chinese Online For Free

Learning Chinese offers unparalleled access to the world's second-largest economy and one of its oldest civilizations. China's global influence in sectors like technology, trade, and politics makes Mandarin a strategic asset. For basic fluency, English speakers require about 2,500-3,500 unique characters and could expect to spend 1,300-2,200 hours to reach general proficiency due to the complexity of the writing system and tones. Key grammar aspects include understanding tones, measure words, and sentence particles like 'le' for tense. Simplified grammar rules counterbalance the language's challenging script and pronunciation. Mastery of Chinese unlocks diverse professional opportunities and deep cultural insights.



Chinese + glot.space

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Essentials


Build a strong foundation by learning the most commonly used words and grammatical structures.

In English for example, to engage in everyday conversation on a wide range of topics, you'll likely need to know between 1,500 to 2,500 words. This should allow you to express your thoughts, ask questions, and understand the responses you receive.

2

100% Efficiency


Get the best return on the time you invest in learning.

We use AI-powered frequency dictionaries that will spoon-feed you the most popular words, idioms and sayings in the language of your choice.

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100 Most Frequent Verbs in Chinese

Top 100 verbs to get started.

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100 Most Frequent Adjectives in Chinese

Top 100 adjectives to get basics.

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10 Powerful Multi-Faceted Verbs in Chinese

One verb - many meanings! Learn the most useful.

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Useful Idioms To Get Started in Chinese

Memorize sayings that can be used in conversation.

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Templates For Using Past Tense in Chinese

Most common words and sentence structures.

3

Tailored vocabulary


Knowing a lot of words in a foreign language is cool...

You know what's more cool? Knowing the one that you will most probably use the most.

Practice what you will actually need. Specific vocabulary that a marketing specialist uses on daily basis will be (usually) much different than the one of a doctor or a personal trainer.

With glot.space, you will be able to find specific vocabulary lists that will enrich your language skills in the direction that you select.

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Animals

动物
🌍

Travel

旅行
💻

Software

软件
💼

Business

商业
🌈

Colors

颜色
🍎

Food

食物
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Medicine

医学
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Numbers

数字
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Body

身体
4

Gamified practice

Grow some linguistic muscles fast.
Our language training gym module learns how you learn and helps proactively fix the gaps in your knowledge.

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