Pronunciation challenge, June 2018
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.
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)
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...
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...
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...
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...
Went camping this weekend and couldn't access the internet to do my shadowing.
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.