Learn How To Read Chinese In Only 6 Minutes With This Entertaining Video!


In our popular previous posts “40 Most Bloodcurdling Chinese Mistranslations Ever!” and “Chinese Character Tattoo + Mistranslation = Epic Fail!” major translation fails were presented.

Be it Google translator or an unknowing Tattoo artist, the mistranslations are really bloodcurdling and funny. However, in this post we present you a video, which teaches you how to read Chinese in only six minutes.


According to the “Language Difficulty Ranking” created by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Mandarin and Cantonese are ranked amongst the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers. 88 weeks or 2200 hours are indicated to learn these languages, even though is also stated that some person may need less. [1]

Nevertheless, this video will give you a very good introduction into reading Chinese characters within six minutes. Maybe it is a good kick start for a real language course?

Would you be interested to learn Chinese? Which language is interesting in your opinion? Leave a comment below…

Credits: ShaoLan Hsueh