Pronunciation challenge, June 2018

This is a challenge where your goal is to improve your Chinese pronunciation. Please read the linked article for information and inspiration!


Recent activities

50 minutes

Still on that last phrase and repeated another 100 and umpteenth time. Cannot say the whole phrase at a fast clip, but can do each individual phrase one at a time.

Saturday, Jun 30
Display avatarRaymond Moy
6 minutes

FluentForever pronunciation flashcards

Saturday, Jun 30
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30 minutes

Saturday, Jun 30
Display avatarBirgit
60 minutes

sound of the day: 鸣 ming2 as in 鸣声 鸣叫 鸣锣 雷鸣 爆鸣 鸣笛。 And still the Anki listening deck (300 cards by now)

Friday, Jun 29
Display avatarBirgit
41 minutes

Still on: 五种颜色,十二种鲜蔬,五道活水清洗,均衡又安心。Five colors, 12 fresh vegetables, 5 times cleanly washed with running water, balanced and safe. Getting the tones right is key to making this sound like the nativ...

Thursday, Jun 28
Display avatarRaymond Moy
10 minutes

watched 10 minutes of 爱情公寓

Thursday, Jun 28
Display avatarSnow
60 minutes

today I spend a lot of time looking up sounds like these: 啼叫 咩咩 汪汪 咕咚 啪 etc.. I used to ignore them, but they just pop up everywhere, e.g. in the book 中国地理 you learn that a young Panda 会大声啼哭。 Sp...

Thursday, Jun 28
Display avatarBirgit
33 minutes

Still working on that last sentence and I got it! I had to practice by breaking the sentence down into its component phrases and concentrated on meaning. Went on to the next sentence: 5 colors, 1...

Wednesday, Jun 27
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

Wednesday, Jun 27
Display avatarBirgit
30 minutes

practice with a teacher

Wednesday, Jun 27
Display avatartinawong
15 minutes

Watched 15 minutes of 爱情公寓

Tuesday, Jun 26
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49 minutes

Added a new sentence to "Salad Video" 7-11 光合农场 百分百使用安心蔬菜。"7-11 Sunshine Farm uses 100 percent safe vegetables." It's very tough to say this at the same pace as the speaker, but I have the tones do...

Tuesday, Jun 26
Display avatarRaymond Moy
60 minutes

Tuesday, Jun 26
Display avatarBirgit
9 minutes

Went camping this weekend and couldn't access the internet to do my shadowing.

Tuesday, Jun 26
Display avatarRaymond Moy
60 minutes

60 minutes of talking Chinese with an iTalki teacher. Topics covered: marriage law in China, single parenthood, free movement in the EU and the Brexit debate.

Monday, Jun 25
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Snow joined the challenge!

Monday, Jun 25
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Meilene joined the challenge!

Monday, Jun 25
Display avatarMeilene
60 minutes

Monday, Jun 25
Display avatarBirgit

Leaderboard

RankScorePersonal goal progress
1.Thumb avatarBirgit12.578%
2.Thumb avatartinawong8.040%
3.Thumb avatarRaymond Moy6.9399%
4.Thumb avatarSnow1.4247%
5.Thumb avatarOlena0.5513%
Linkhttps://www.hackingchinese....
Participants16
Hours reported29.4
DurationJune 16, 2018 to
June 30, 2018 (15 days)