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How I Learned to Speak Mandarin Chinese while Living in Kansas

If there is one language where it is important to speak to natives regularly, it’s Mandarin Chinese (or any Chinese dialect really). The reason for this is simple: you must practise Chinese tones if you want to be able to speak the language! A year ago I was in a pretty difficult situation: I had spent about six months learning Mandarin and couldn’t speak a word of it.
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