Pronunciation challenge, December 2020

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


Recent activities

115 minutes

Spent a solid four Focus Keeper sessions working my way through 《望天門山》,《月下獨酌》,《木蘭詩》, and 《都挺好的》and then recorded a recap video of it all and a little bit about my process during the challenge. I'm ...

Friday, Jan 01
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CriticalOwl
30 minutes

reviewing how the initial changes the vowel

Friday, Jan 01
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character
20 minutes

tones review and practice

Friday, Jan 01
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character
10 minutes

more mimicking

Friday, Jan 01
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character
20 minutes

found a video that had lovely pronunciation - mimicking

Friday, Jan 01
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character
300 minutes

Practiced fluency in many different ways on my new ipad.

Friday, Jan 01
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Amity Claggett
45 minutes

What a year... I got sick with a respiratory bug this month (not SARS-CoV-2, fortunately) and couldn't muster the breath to do any good pronunciation practice for a while. Today I felt recovered en...

Friday, Jan 01
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Michael F.
20 minutes

More practice using Du Chinese.

Friday, Jan 01
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Sarah莎芮
1 minutes

Wishing all a Happy and Safe New Year 2021!

Thursday, Dec 31
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Kaynis
30 minutes

A 60-minute chat with my friend who just finished her quarantining on her return to China. The focus wasn't really pronunciation, but I suppose I was clear enough in communicating my ideas to her. ...

Thursday, Dec 31
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Esther

Adam joined the challenge!

Thursday, Dec 31
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Adam
45 minutes

AvenueX (YouTube) - 23 Consonants (13:56) - Vowels (11:48) - Tones (20:11) Listening and repeating consonants and vowels after the speaker. Paying attention to how the speaker pronounces the l...

Thursday, Dec 31
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Tessa Hall
38 minutes

Done but not finished yet as........ Moving on to my New Year Resolution! https://challenges.hackingchinese.com/challenges/83-listening-challenge-january-2021

Thursday, Dec 31
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Kaynis
36 minutes

Recorded a video. I had to listen to it, and noted where I made pronunciation mistakes (somehow always easier to hear when listening over instead of in the moment. This morning, I shadowed some ...

Thursday, Dec 31
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Esther
30 minutes

Mimicking youtube video

Thursday, Dec 31
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Amy Blake
20 minutes

More practice with Du Chinese.

Wednesday, Dec 30
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Sarah莎芮
15 minutes

For my last session this challenge, I decided to compare my pronunciation of chu and qu (various tones, though I mostly focused on pronouncing the word 出去). I noticed that I tend to pronounce 'chu'...

Wednesday, Dec 30
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Sara K.
25 minutes

Shadowing YouTube videos for 《都挺好的》and 《木兰诗》. Feeling much more confident with both the poem and the song. Still not KTV or stage ready, but I look forward to further perfecting my "performance" on...

Wednesday, Dec 30
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CriticalOwl
100 minutes

Go through secondary vowels on mimic method and mimic the drills, Go through first Pimsleur lesson

Wednesday, Dec 30
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Henrik
30 minutes

Revising the same.

Wednesday, Dec 30
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Kaynis
15 minutes

More practice recording myself saying whatever phrase caught my fancy and listening to the recordings and re-recording myself to make my pronunciation sound better.

Wednesday, Dec 30
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Sara K.
20 minutes

Mimicked the recordings on my HSK4 class (week 2, lesson 1).

Wednesday, Dec 30
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Sarah莎芮

Leaderboard

RankScorePersonal goal progress
1.Thumb avatarTessa Hall25.8258%
2.Thumb avatarquack 嘎本21.43107%
3.Thumb avatarCriticalOwl21.33213%
4.Thumb avatar老爸满恩德14.25142%
5.Thumb avatarSarah莎芮12.74106%
6.Thumb avatar文佰川 10.25102%
7.Thumb avatarKaynis10.11101%
8.Thumb avatarAmity Claggett10.01250%
9.Thumb avatarKevin Lee9.5163%
10.Thumb avatarAmy Blake8.6786%
11.Thumb avatarcharacter8.5585%
12.Thumb avatarMichael F.8.1754%
13.Thumb avatarSwimmingcat597.66109%
14.Thumb avatarEsther7.070%
15.Thumb avatarPavel6.4391%
16.Thumb avatarOlle Linge5.555%
17.Thumb avatarAdiel5.2535%
18.Thumb avatarSara K.4.0100%
19.Thumb avatarHenrik3.7854%
20.Thumb avatarJuan Diego (俊伟)3.0851%
21.Thumb avatarnadiA2.5162%
22.Thumb avatarzack2.05102%
23.Thumb avatarAlexa 2.0367%
24.Thumb avatarAlyssaaaaaaaaaa2.0267%
25.Thumb avatarKim1.9899%
26.Thumb avatarJan1.758%
27.Thumb avatarRyan:)1.575%
28.Thumb avatarMilja1.3444%
29.Thumb avatarCaitlin 1.2663%
30.Thumb avatarVic Sheldon1.2512%
31.Thumb avatarBevisTy ( -_- )1.22122%
32.Thumb avatarLilian1.2261%
33.Thumb avatar史康斯1.1758%
34.Thumb avatarJoe M.1.171%
35.Thumb avatarJules1.1457%
36.Thumb avatar乐乐1.1328%
37.Thumb avatarAnish Prasad1.0954%
38.Thumb avatarTroy1.06106%
39.Thumb avatarQuinnc1.0452%
40.Thumb avatarOllie1.0351%
41.Thumb avatarAidan Kerwin g6 p2 Chinese1.02102%
42.Thumb avatarScott123451.01101%
43.Thumb avatarYankees4WorldSeries20211.0100%
44.Thumb avatarMadden B0.9999%
45.Thumb avatarNic(^○^)0.9748%
46.Thumb avatarliisabella100.976%
47.Thumb avatarEllieeee0.9748%
48.Thumb avatarBevislevis0.9632%
49.Thumb avatarMadelyn 0.9292%
50.Thumb avatarNatalia Ortiz0.9246%
51.Thumb avatarBrady J.0.9246%
52.Thumb avatarLillian 0.9145%
53.Thumb avatarHailey0.9191%
54.Thumb avatarKristen Harrison0.9191%
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56.Thumb avatarValeria 0.8944%
57.Thumb avatarBella0.8643%
58.Thumb avataraVa mAvA*0.8585%
59.Thumb avatarNathaniel Crawford0.848%
60.Thumb avatarliver👻0.88%
61.Thumb avatarTyler T0.7926%
62.Thumb avatarThomas V0.7826%
63.Thumb avatarParker0.7638%
64.Thumb avatarBevis original (legit) 0.7638%
65.Thumb avatarGregan0.7537%
66.Thumb avatarTATumm0.7236%
67.Thumb avatarmadeleine 0.7123%
68.Thumb avatarEllaTheBear0.6767%
69.Thumb avatarAveryPonyCakes0.5919%
70.Thumb avatarJD0.5454%
71.Thumb avatarbrynna0.5210%
72.Thumb avatarThe Big Cheese 0.550%
73.Thumb avatarJuJuA88880.550%
74.Thumb avatarjn90204710.525%
75.Thumb avatartanner0.424%
76.Thumb avatarJrainwater0.440%
77.Thumb avatarmadison0.3535%
78.Thumb avatarNat0.343%
79.Thumb avatarTyler0.3434%
80.Thumb avatarDMED20200.333%
81.Thumb avatarfay0.333%
82.Thumb avatarMarlena0.252%
83.Thumb avatarFather, I wish to consume the cheddar.0.10%
84.Thumb avatarWa90193610.031%
Linkhttps://www.hackingchinese....
Participants130
Hours reported265.14
DurationDecember 10, 2020 to
December 31, 2020 (22 days)