Chinese site

I was just sent a link to a site that helps people study Chinese.

Notice how the Chinese characters are similar to Japanese, which helps explain why so many Chinese people are able to pass Level 1 of the Japanese Proficiency Test. One time someone gave me a Chinese test from a Chinese newspaper, and I was able to answer most of the questions correctly, thanks to my guessing abilities. I had no clue how to read the words, and I doubt I could get by in China with my lame pronunciation. Tones are killers, no matter if the language is Chinese or Thai. At least the Thai alphabet is phonetic. But then you have to deal with the complicated social rules, which Chinese doesn't seem to have.

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