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15 Minute Mandarin Challenge

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Take 15 minutes to understand how Mandarin Chinese works and find your inner language champion.

Discover how beautifully simple and wonderfully different Mandarin Chinese is. If you've ever thought "I'm no good at languages," then Mandarin Chinese is the language for you.

Every sentence in Mandarin Chinese is built with equal-sized square blocks that you can simply drag and drop. There are no endings to worry about, or spelling changes or irregular verbs or genders or cases or agreements. By rearranging just 6 blocks, you can say nearly 40 different things.

Each block is said with a single syllable - the essence of keeping it simple! And every one of those syllables gets recycled up to 4 times to keep the number of sounds to an absolute minimum. As a result, spoken Chinese has 10 times fewer sounds than English.

Each block is represented by a 'character,' which is an icon like you use to identify apps on your phone. Learn how to type the characters that make up a quarter of the content on the Internet.

Mandarin Chinese provides an insight into the thought processes of 1 in 5 human beings and the superpower of the 21st century. That's worth 15 minutes of your life to see what all the fuss is about, isn't it?!

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