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Whether you just want to learn a few Chinese words and phrases, or you want to go further, we’ve got the answers to all your Chinese language questions! We're talking great tools, great tips, audio lessons, and the inside word on how to speak Chinese confidently and understand the Chinese language quickly and effectively...

Right here you‘ll find tons of Chinese language resources that will really help you learn Chinese. From understanding how Chinese grammar works, to a whole range of really helpful Chinese vocabulary, these fantastic Chinese lessons will make sure that you can get your point across when you're traveling in a Chinese speaking country.

How to Perfect Your Chinese Pronunciation with Rocket Record

You can sound like you ARE a native Chinese speaker when you use Rocket Record, the pronunciation tool from Rocket Chinese! (Note that for true voice recognition you will need to use the Chrome browser.)

Try it here with the transcript from one of our Interactive Audio Lessons:

Rocket Record allows you to listen to the way native speakers say hundreds of Chinese words and phrases. Then you can record yourself and accurately compare your speech with that of the native speaker.

It really is a fantastic way to learn Chinese by increasing the amount of Chinese vocabulary you know,, and at the same time massively improving your Chinese Mandarin pronunciation and accent. Rocket Record is great for your confidence!

Virtually every Chinese word and phrase in these lessons uses our Rocket Record voice comparison technology to get your pronunciation sounding as close as possible to a native Chinese speaker.

How to Understand Spoken Chinese with Testing

Most of our Chinese lessons take advantage of the Testing section, which contains our exclusive testing tools. Testing has three testing components, Hear It Say It!, Write It!, and Know It! all scientifically designed to enhance your recall and understanding of spoken Chinese.

1. Hear it Say it!

Training your ear for Chinese can be one of the things that Chinese learners find the hardest to master. That’s why we came up with Hear It Say It!

Here’s how Hear lt Say It! works. A randomly selected audio track from within each lesson is played. After listening to the track you’re prompted to record yourself saying the word, compare the way you say it to the Chinese speaker, and rate how well you understand what the speaker was saying. A very powerful tool to tune your ear to spoken Chinese!

Have a go with Hear It Say It! Here

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Improve your understanding of spoken Chinese. With Hear it Say it! you can tune your ear to Chinese, increase your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation at the same time! Ready?

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • LISTEN to the audio (and touch up your pronunciation with Rocket Record if you like; Chrome/Firefox/Edge desktop browsers only)
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase and see the translation
  • Just click your RATING to continue

See how many words you've rated at each level below. Just click on the number below each rating to review your words and phrases.

2. Write it!

It's one thing being able to pronounce Chinese words correctly, it's quite another figuring out how those sounds turn into written words.

Write It! is the self-testing tool that lets you find out how well developed your Chinese ear really is. Just listen to the native speaker saying a word or phrase, then try to write it correctly in the space provided. There's a special character keyboard available if you need it, so you can get it exactly right.

When you're done click reveal, and you get to see how well you did, and get a rating for that word or phrase.

Test your writing skills with Write It! here:

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Write it! helps you to improve your written Chinese and your understanding of sentence structures. Just listen to the audio and type in what you hear!

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • LISTEN to the audio
  • WRITE down, in Chinese, what you hear
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase and see the translation
  • Your answer will be automatically RATED, just click the rating to continue

Tip!

Click the keyboard icon for a Chinese keyboard

3. Know it!

Now, all the training in the world won’t help you if someone is talking to you in Chinese and your mind freezes when it’s your turn to speak! That’s why we developed Know It! The self-testing tool that really puts you on the spot!

Know It! pulls randomly selected English words and phrases out of each lesson and prompts you to record yourself saying the Chinese translation, compare yourself to the Chinese speaker, and then rate how well you did! You really need to know your stuff for this one but the benefits are huge in maximizing how quickly you can come up with the right thing to say when someone is speaking Chinese to you!

For a real challenge try out Know It!:

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Know it! tests you on your ability to translate English to Chinese! Ready?

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • READ the word/phrase
  • RECORD yourself saying it in Chinese (Chrome/Firefox/Edge desktop browsers only)
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase in Chinese and listen to the Chinese audio

More on improving your Chinese pronunciation

Check out these lessons for the basics of Chinese and how to further improve your Chinese pronunciation.

Learn Chinese Words

Now you know how to use Rocket Record and Testing you can start learning Chinese with some basic Chinese lessons.

These Chinese word lessons from Rocket Chinese will help you to learn tons of basic Chinese words and improve your Chinese pronunciation. We’ve also included some useful vocabulary lists to help you learn Chinese for real-world situations!

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Learn Chinese Phrases

Once you’ve built up your vocabulary by learning some basic Chinese words, it’s time to move on to learning key Chinese phrases with some more of our Chinese lessons

Are you planning on traveling to a Chinese speaking country on vacation or business? Or perhaps you need to speak Chinese closer to home... Whatever the reason you can learn simple Chinese phrases for with these Chinese lessons from Rocket Chinese.

What comes next?

When you're ready to take your Chinese learning to the next level Rocket Chinese has just the right course for you:

You can hear the first Interactive Audio Lesson from Rocket Chinese Premium here:

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Chinese ASL Lessons

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Chinese Interactive Audio Lessons ? English Conversations & Vocab Lessons

Rocket Chinese consists of tons of audio lessons, with each track averaging over 25 minutes in length, that are designed to train your ear to Chinese and prompt you to speak and respond to your tutors. Each audio track guides you through an everyday conversation that you are likely to have when speaking to Chinese people.

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Chinese Language & Culture Lessons ? English Language Lessons

Rocket Chinese has in-depth, step by step instructions on how Chinese actually works in English, as well as valuable cultural tips with our Language and Culture lessons. With Rocket Chinese's Language & Culture lessons you will not only discover the mechanics of Chinese, but also access audio tracks of hundreds of common Chinese words and phrases that go with the lessons.

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Chinese Writing Lessons ?

Rocket Chinese has writing lessons, with embedded videos, that teach you how to write the native script the way native Chinese do!

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Total Chinese Lessons:

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Hours of lesson time

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Words and phrases

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Voice recognition phrases ?

Rocket Record allows you to record yourself saying any of the thousands of Chinese words and phrases in Rocket Chinese. You will not only gain the huge benefits of speaking out loud but also be able to improve your pronunciation and accent with our voice recognition tool, Rocket Record.

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Puzzle Master Crossword Games: Levels

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Improve your active recall of Chinese words and phrases using FlashCards. With a FlashCard set for every lesson, you will be mastering Chinese before you know it!

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Advanced Learning Techniques ?

Rocket Chinese has 25 Advanced Learning Technique articles that will give you cutting edge learning techniques, tips and tricks that will dramatically cut the amount of time you need to study.

Progress tracking ?

Your Rocket Chinese course comes with built-in progress tracking. You can see where you are at and where you are going at a glance. What's more, all of your activity will synch between your devices.

Phrase Finder ?

The Phrase Finder lets you find Chinese words and phrases within different contexts throughout the course, so you can better understand which situations you should be using them in.

My Vocab vocab builder ?

My Vocab lets you build lists of vocabulary from words and phrases within Rocket Chinese as well as any vocab you want to add from outside of the course.

Badges and Leaderboard access ?

A very popular feature for those with a slightly competitive nature, the Badges, Leaderboard and associated points system keeps you motivated to learn a little more every day.

24/7 Forum and Email Support ?

With Rocket Chinese, you don't have to be afraid to put your hand up, there is no such thing as a silly question with us. When you learn Chinese with Rocket Chinese, you'll have unlimited 24/7 lifetime online access to our team who will answer all your Chinese language questions. It's just like having your own Chinese teacher, virtually "on call"!

24/7 Lifetime access ?

Your once only payment guarantees you lifetime access to Rocket Chinese. If you take a break from learning Chinese, you can come back at any time!

Free updates ?

We are always working on improving the Rocket Chinese system, and when we make improvements they are yours for free!

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Take up to 60 days to find out if Rocket Chinese will work for you. If you are not satisfied in any way then just send us an email within 60 days of ordering for a full refund.

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Who am I?

Nǐ Hǎo, my name’s Lin, and I’m the host of Rocket Chinese. I come from the beautiful country of China, which means Mandarin Chinese is my native language. That also means that I know just how hard it can be to learn a new language, because I’ve been there learning English. Together with my English speaking colleague, Dave, I want to help you to speak and understand Chinese while cutting your learning time in half.

I’ve travelled the world over and have found that languages are a great way to meet people and discover new things. I really want to make your Chinese learning experience rewarding and fun!

My goal, just like Rocket Languages’, is to help you reach your goal.

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