There are thousands of languages in the world. More people speak Mandarin than any other. Mandarin is a form of Chinese. Read on to learn more about the Chinese language.
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The Chinese language does not use letters. It uses characters, or symbols. Each symbol has its own meaning.
Chinese characters can be a form of art. Calligraphers use ink and brushes to make the writing look beautiful.
Chinese has been around for thousands of years. This artifact shows early Chinese writing.
All around the world, kids are learning Mandarin. Do you want to learn a new language? It is helpful to practice by speaking, reading, and writing in that language.
Want to practice Chinese? Here are some Chinese characters, how to say them, and what they mean. Try saying these words aloud. Then practice writing the characters.
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