Updated 11 months ago

According to Wikipedia, most languages in China belong to the Sino-Tibetan language family, spoken by 29 ethnicities. There are also several major linguistic groups within the Chinese language itself. The most spoken variety is Mandarin spoken by over 70% of the population.

China is a great place to learn Mandarin Chinese, even though English is spoken in bigger cities, speaking some Chinese will definitively help you.

Below are some useful links that could be useful to learn Chinese for preparing your trip/stay in Taiwan.
 

ChinesePod.com

Probably the best source of podcasts to learn Chinese on the web.

Skritter.com

Definitively the best place to learn how to write Chinese characters

ChineseTeachers.com

Definitively the best place to have 1-1 Chinese lessons with qualified Chinese teachers.

Nciku.com

Definitively the best online English-Chinese dictionary.

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