In this website ,we will share a different way to learn Mandarin with you.
Think about that: when we were kids, we just imitated and repeated what other people say, and then we learned how to write and read. Don't try to speak,read,write at the same time.
Mandarin pinyin is a tool to help learning the pronunciation of Chinese characters.
Since you had known how to pronounce Pinyin, Now you can try to listen and imitate what other people say.
There are thounds of Chinese characters. But only some are used in daily life. There are 3000 commonly used Chinese characters.