Anyone learning Chinese?

Dwarf
Posts69Likes 49Joined 8/7/2018LocationIT
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Recently I've decided to learn Chinese. It would be nice to at least be able to say common phrases, mostly I want to be able to speak a little bit with the Chinese tourists that come to our town.


Do you have any tips how I should start? I've never studied a language with a different script so I'm lost!

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Ent
Posts742Likes 460Joined 18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
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Here is a post I wrote a few years ago; I hope it helps. 

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Ranger
Posts307Likes 223Joined 8/7/2018LocationAlmeria / ES
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I tried to learn some Chinese's and Japanese when I was about 11 I had a penpall (pre internet being so widely available ) I didn't learn characters just phonetic words. maybe start that way rather than overwhelming yourself from the get go with a whole different set of characters. 

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