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Can Chinese be learned by reading stories?

This is a situation where we need to be more specific than "chinese". Do you want to learn mandarin, cantonese, some other chinese? that will change the answer. Almost everything is written ...
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Can Chinese be learned by reading stories?

Your friend is correct. Reading can help build vocabulary and learn grammar rules but does not directly lead to fluency in oral expression/speaking. I suggest listening to daily news reports or ...
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How to differentiate between -in and -ing final sounds in spoken Mandarin

The reality is they are very similar sounds, and in quick speech or some accents they become even less distinguishable. Actually this is something even chinese are aware of, I remember reading a ...
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How do you find an octave that works for speaking

How do you find an octave that works for speaking An "octave" a musical concept that is not linguistically relevant, even in tonal languages. You can use the same vocal range that you ...
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Is there statistics on the frequency of individual pinyin syllables in real texts?

Jun Da has a lot of frequency data on his website, including syllable frequencies both with and without considering tones, based on frequency data for the 3,500 most common characters. This is, in ...
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