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Mother Tongue: Mandarin (Northern China)

Learning Language: English


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revised Why do you say 我没有错 instead of 我不错 to say “I'm not wrong”? When should I use 没有?
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answered Why do you say 我没有错 instead of 我不错 to say “I'm not wrong”? When should I use 没有?
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comment What's the difference between 了, 著 and 到 when used as verb complements?
@OlleLinge: sorry, I made a mistake. Corrected it already.
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answered What's the difference between 了, 著 and 到 when used as verb complements?
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comment Adding tone marks to characters
Back to your question, I think you need to get your students able to read pinyin correctly, then give them texts with pinyin on each character. When they have mastered enough basic characters (100~200 maybe), then give them texts without pinyin. I don't know any tools which can put tone marks only on characters. One thing to consider: some characters are polyphones (probably different tones), and the tool, if any, won't know which tone mark to choose. If wrong tone marked on characters, it will mislead or cause confusions.
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comment Adding tone marks to characters
I have been teaching my daughter Mandarin for 6 years. First I taught her pinyin. When she was able to read pinyin correctly, then I helped her read simple stories with pinyin (with tone marks) on each character. Now she can read stories to me without pinyin on characters. I have been learning English for more than 20 years, and my English is still far cry from close to native speakers. So from the 2 cases I mentioned above, I can draw a conclusion that the most effective easiest way to learn a foreign language is to following the way how you learn your own mother language.