Btw, did the methods you tried even explain how to pronounce Pinyin? If not, then how are you supposed to know?
They only wrote a short info: Pinyin was created for Westerns to learn how to speak Chinese but that’s it so I don’t know how I should know it. I think that was another fail of this learning course.
Btw, Duolingo doesn’t use Pinyin. After learning a few characters you get whole sentences written in Chinese characters, with no spaces between the words
Duolingo was bit better to learn the signs but only available in English and it mainly used normal English sentences with Chinese signs instead of natural Chinese sentences (I asked a native speaker at some point because I found the structure too strange and not natural; he agreed to my impression, then I showed him some sentences/training tests from another learning course I thought it is more natural and he said yes this other course is how Chinese would write, but also only English…)
Of course it also has advantages: you improve in two languages at the same time.
Some people I know are learning like that. They like this method but for me it is too complicated/distracting.
Btw, the first books I ever had to use for Finnish were completely in Finnish! All the grammar explanation, etc
Wow that is hardcore learning style
I think that would be too difficult for an Asian language like Chinese, Japanese, Korean…
I learned all my early languages by hearing anyway, not reading.
I heard from some of my friends that they are also only learning like that but I always need written form + grammar too. There are some videos on Youtube of people who learn only by listening and some say everyone could learn ‘any language like a baby’ just within few month and would be able to speak then.
I didn’t try it yet because for me only ‘speaking’ a language feels so half finished, I always want the written form too.
The King:Eternal Monarch
Is it good? I was thinking about watching it.