Participation
in Pronunciation challenge, February 2015



30 minutes
0.5h
30 minutes
0.5h

Just mimicking the audio from my text, but I am starting to notice areas where my pronunciation can improve. I spent a lot of time with the word: 特别。 In the recordings, it sounded like ke bie, and I realized that it had been assuming that the Chinese "t" was like the English "t", when in fact, in this case, it is much softer.

15 minutes
0.25h

Mimicking phrases from the audio of my textbook. I hadn't done this much before the challenge - I'm not sure why - but I suspect that it is also helpful for remembering the tones.

30 minutes
0.5h

Mimicking speech on Wai Chinese. According to the teacher there, my pronunciation is pretty good, but when I compare it with the native speakers, my speech sounds terribly Western. In fact, I am starting to suspect that it is easy to tell from just a word or two whether a Chinese speaker is native or not.

30 minutes
0.5h
30 minutes
0.5h

I spent my time today mimicking words and phrases from the CD of my textbook.

15 minutes
0.25h

Mimicked sentences on Wai Chinese

15 minutes
0.25h

Practiced singing a song




Challenge time progress:100.0%
Goal progress:65.0%
Score3.25
Rank10th
Hours reported3.25
Goal5h