Learner's Companion to Chinese Language© (LCCL)

Dedicated to the learners and teachers who struggle to gain, and help others others gain, knowledge of Chinese language (mainly Mandarin). The intent of LCCL is to suggest answers to some of the countless questions that nag at the inquiring mind, but ordinarily go unanswered in the onward rush of the 10,000-mile journey which is learning Chinese.

LCCL is generously supported by D-Link Systems, Inc., a value leader in the development and production of the LAN/WAN equipment which brings LCCL and the rest of the Internet to you.

  • Preface: Are we there yet?
  • NFEA-FAQ: "Not-Frequently-Enough-Asked" Frequently-Asked-Questions
  • Phonetic Codes as Aids to Learning Mandarin
  • Phonetic Codes as Representations of Mandarin
  • Taipei Street Signs
  • Radicals Revisited
  • Variance among Dictionaries
  • Resources