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Focusing on tone pairs to improve your Mandarin pronunciation

When learning to pronounce tones in Chinese, it makes sense to focus on words rather than single syllables. Most words in Chinese are disyllabic and since practising these will also include to tone... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Mandarin Chinese Tone Pair Drills (Sinosplice)

This is a good introduction to tones in Chinese. I personally think that tone pairs is the right way to go, mostly because they incorporate all important tone changes in Chinese. Therefore, as soon... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Beginner Speaking Resource-highlights Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 3 years

WaiChinese

Listen to native speakers, mimic the audio while recording, receive instant feedback on spoken phases. Then submit your recording to be evaluated by real native teachers. Read more.

waichinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Android Audio Course iOS Mobile Online-Tool Simplified-Characters Teaching Web

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电猫 over 2 years

Learning the third tone in Chinese (Hacking Chinese)

The third tone is an essentially low tone. The only time it's pronounced with a high element is in front of another third tone (when it turns into a second tone) and when in complete isolation (whi... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Toward Better Tones in Natural Speech

This article describes the basics of way to teach tones that is different from the traditional way mainly in that the third tone is no longer described as a falling-rising tone (since that is rarel... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation Research Teaching

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Using Audacity to learn Chinese (speaking and listening) (Hacking Chinese)

Audacity is a marvellous piece of software that allows you to record audio (yourself, other people or whatever is playing on your computer), mimic native speakers, edit and enhance the audio, as we... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Information-and-Advice Tools-and-Apps Blog

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Olle Linge about 3 years

WorkAudioBook - Audio book player for language learners

The best audio player for language learners is WorkAudioBook. Its main abilities are: - splits audio file into phrases - auto-pauses between phrases - auto-repeat phrases, files, folders - subt... Read more.

workaudiobook.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Audio

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lechuan over 3 years

Traditional Pinyin Chart in IPA

This is the traditional Pinyin chart, but with each syllable written in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). This is an excellent resource for people who are already familiar with IPA and wan... Read more.

talkbank.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation Web

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Glossika (mass sentences and spaced repetation audio lessons)

Glossika offers an audio method that consists of hundreds of bilingual sentences read by native speakers. They are selected to be natural-sounding and very common sentences and structured to build ... Read more.

glossika.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Courses-and-textbooks Paid

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lazylink over 2 years

Tones are more important than you think (Hacking Chinese)

Tones are more important than most people think. Just because native speakers reduce tones and speak quickly, it doesn't mean that you can do the same and get away with it. Don't be fooled by peopl... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 2 years

A guide to Pinyin traps and pitfalls (Hacking Chinese)

My article about various common problems students have with Pinyin. These problems mostly exist because people read Pinyin as if it were a phonetic alphabet instead of a transcription system. Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Audio Blog Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Mandarin Chinese Pinyin Pronunciation (Better Chinese)

This clip introduces all the initials and finals in Pinyin (using the first tone). It adds value to the rest of the resources here because the camera is pointed to the speaker’s mouth, showing clea... Read more.

youtube.com

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Beginner Listening Speaking Resource-highlights Audio Pronunciation Video

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Speak Good Chinese (Improve speaking by seeing your tones)

This application is built on the speech sound analysis program Praat and is completely free of charge and available for many platforms. The idea is simple: A word is presented with a tone contour a... Read more.

speakgoodchinese.org

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Tools-and-Apps Audio Pronunciation

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Olle Linge almost 3 years

Praat - Doing phonetics by computer

Praat is one of the most widely used programs when it comes to doing scientific phonetic analysis. It requires some training to use most of the features, but all students can easily learn how to an... Read more.

praat.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge about 3 years

Mandarin Chinese Phonetics (Zein.se)

This is a simple and straightforward explanation of Chinese phonetics. I recommend it because it's not very complicated and (mostly) correct. I will try to write something myself later, but in the ... Read more.

zein.se

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Olle Linge about 3 years

Sing Chinese Songs - Listen to Chinese music and learn Chinese with famous Chinese songs

The official introduction sums it up pretty well: It's a place where you can listen to Chinese music and learn Chinese with famous Chinese songs in Mandarin (simplified characters). As well, le... Read more.

singchinesesongs.com

Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Audio Music

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Olle Linge about 3 years

italki: Learn a language online

iTalki isn't specifically designed for learning Chinese, but it's still one of the most convenient and probably also one of the cheapest way to find people to practice Chinese with. Sure, you can f... Read more.

italki.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Social-learning Language-exchange Teaching

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Olle Linge over 3 years

How to find out how good your Chinese pronunciation really is

Evaluating pronunciation needn't be hard, but many methods commonly used by teachers are deeply flawed, resulting in inaccurate error analysis. If we want to improve, we need to be clear about what... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Mandarin Pronunciation Table (New Concept Mandarin)

This resource lists all existing syllables in Mandarin. It is different from other resources that also list tones of the various syllables in that it does not include syllable and tone combinations... Read more.

newconceptmandarin.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Chinese Pinyin Converter (Simplified, Tranditional, IPA, Pinyin)

This tool allows you to convert Chinese text (both simplified and traditional) to different formats, including Pinyin (with tone marks or numbers) and IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). This s ... Read more.

easypronunciation.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation Web

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Pinyin introduction and audio charts

This is the traditional Pinyin chart with audio, with the added benefit that you can download it and use it offline. Contains separate mp3 files. Female speaker with clear pronunciation. Edit: Y... Read more.

chinesepod.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Android Audio iOS Pronunciation Web

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Olle Linge over 3 years

John Pasden's complete tips on Chinese pronunciation (Sinosplice)

John Pasden has over ten years of experience teaching Chinese language, and a particular awareness of phonetic difficulties. This page gathers a number of posts on his website sinosplice about pron... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Julien Leyre over 3 years

Standard Chinese phonology (Wikipedia)

This is a basic but fairly comprehensive overview of the phonology of Standard Chinese (or Mandarin, as it might be better known as). This site covers consonants, vowels, syllables, tones, word str... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Resource-highlights Pronunciation Research

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Chinese Pronunciation Wiki (AllSet Learning)

This newly launched site offers basic information about pronunciation, mostly things that should be in all beginner courses and textbooks but seldom are. Currently, the content is fairly limited, b... Read more.

resources.allsetlearning.com

Beginner Speaking Information-and-Advice Audio Pronunciation Text

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Mandarin Chinese Phonetics Table

Another web-based resource with recorded audio for all syllables with all tones. You can also get the “spelling” of the syllable read to you, ie. Initial, final and then the whole syllable. Read more.

lost-theory.org

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Resource-highlights Audio Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 2 years

Pinyin charts with audio for iPad (Allset Learning)

This is an excellent (free) app for those who want to familiarise themselves with Pinyin. This beats anything written in a standard textbook and the ease of access of all the sounds is a must for b... Read more.

allsetlearning.com

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Beginner Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge about 3 years

10 Simple Phrases for Improving Your Conversational Skills (Skritter Blog)

Every textbook should contain these (and some more) phrases. By learning some common sentences such as "how do I say this in Chinese", "can you please say that again" and so on, you can increase th... Read more.

blog.skritter.com

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Beginner Speaking Resource-highlights Blog

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Mandarin Chinese Pinyin Chart with Audio (Yabla Chinese)

Yet another Pinyin chart. There are many out there, so let's focus on why this is worth mentioning. First, it offers all syllables in all tones. It should be noted that it offers all tones even for... Read more.

chinese.yabla.com

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Beginner Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 3 years

The Phonology of Standard Chinese by Duanmu San (Review on Hacking Chinese)

Duanmu San's "The Phonology of Standard Chinese" is by far the best introduction to Mandarin phonology that I'm aware of. It's mostly useful for people who like phonology or are already at an advan... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Book Pronunciation Research Review

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Mandarin Chinese Pinyin Chart with Audio

This is a simple table where you can access sound files of syllables in Mandarin read with all four tones. Unlike [the other one I have also recommended](http://resources.hackingchinese.com/s/xqoai... Read more.

hkchinesemandarintutor.com

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Beginner Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 3 years

乡音苑 Phonemica, a panorama of Chinese dialects, painted by speakers through their stories

From the about page: Phonemica is a crowd-sourced project to record spoken stories in every one of the thousands of varieties of Chinese. We believe that each language and dialect is a priceless... Read more.

phonemica.net

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Speaking Resource-collections Audio Cantonese Dialects Web

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Pinyin Basics

This page describes the basics of how Pinyin works (i.e. how sounds are written, not necessarily how they are pronounced). It deals with problems such as when to add dots over u, false initials, om... Read more.

talkbank.org

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Language Power Struggles

This article discusses the language power struggle that most learners are very familiar with. "Given a conscious choice between a number of languages to use for interaction, speakers will naturally... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Expat

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Olle Linge over 3 years

Online Mandarin Chinese lessons

Get Online Mandarin Chinese lessons from our Personal Language Tutors through Skype to increase your opportunities for career, travel and friendship or to follow your favourite Chinese film. Read more.

nativemonks.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Chinese-in-context Listening Speaking Courses-and-textbooks Web

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Sarah Thomas 6 months

Floomli - language exchange network

Floomli is a free platform for exchange languages during video call, voice call or text conversation. By joining Floomli you become a part of a global language practicing network . The main goal of... Read more.

floomli.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Language-learning Speaking Writing Social-learning Community Mobile Online-Tool Web

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Marek 11 months

Idiomatic Forest (practice your Chinese by describing pictures)

Idiomatic Forest helps learners activate their language skills by discussing and describing pictures, getting feedback from native speakers in return for helping others learn your language. Read more.

idiomaticforest.com

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Beginner Intermediate Speaking Writing Tools-and-Apps Mobile Web

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Olle Linge over 1 year

Hanping Chinese SoundBox (Android App on Google Play)

Great way for beginners to practice single and double-syllable Chinese words. ★ Ideal for any student learning Mandarin pronunciation ★ Studio-quality audio recordings of a native Mandarin sp... Read more.

play.google.com

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Beginner Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Android Mobile Pronunciation Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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hanpingchinese over 1 year

Chinese Tutor - Flashcards, Dictionary, Speaking Practice

Online Chinese flashcards that adapt to your learning, Chinese speaking practice using voice recognition, and a simple, fast Chinese-English dictionary. Read more.

fastchinese.org

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Speaking Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Characters Chrome Dictionary Game Online-Tool Paid Pronunciation Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters Web

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ChineseTutor over 3 years

Chinese is Easy! Ep1 - Chinese Tones

This video is produced by Hutong School and explains the very basics of Chinese tones, suitable for the complete beginner or those that are thinking about learning Chinese and want to know a little... Read more.

youtube.com

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Beginner Speaking Resource-highlights Audio Pronunciation Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 3 years

“China’s tower of babel” and the language/dialect question. Again. (Sinoglot)

What's a dialect? What's a language? Are Mandarin, Cantonese and Wu different languages or are they dialects of the same language. The answer is that there is no answer, it depends. This is a short... Read more.

sinoglot.com

Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Dialects

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Olle Linge over 3 years