Chinese Language | Pronunciation and Tones
Master Chinese pronunciation, eliminate your accent, and sound like a Chinese native with this free online course.Publisher: Impression Chinese
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Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken native language with over 1 billion native speakers. With the continuing economic and political rise of China, it is becoming increasingly important to learn the Chinese language. In this free online Chinese language course, you will learn the Chinese pronunciation system known as Pinyin. Chinese is not a phonetic language; the pronunciation is not related to the writing of Chinese words (characters). Pinyin is a special system, created for people to learn Mandarin pronunciation. Pinyin transcribes the Chinese characters so people can pronounce them. Pinyin is the foundation of Chinese language; it is essential and the most fundamental part for all Chinese learners. You will learn the three parts of which the Pinyin system is made up. Chinese is a tonal language; this implies that the tone you use when pronouncing a word can actually change the meaning of what is being said. For example, mà means scold, while mā means mother. You will learn the four tones in the Chinese language to enable you to communicate effectively in Chinese. You will learn how to use the right tone for the right word.
The course will further teach you the Pinyin finals which consists of three parts; initials, finals, and tone. You will also learn the twenty-four finals in Chinese. You will learn the simple, compound and nasal finals. You will master these finals through constant practice and given examples both in Mandarin and their English equivalent. You will learn how to construct the compound finals by two or more simple vowels. Then you will proceed to learn about the sixteen Pinyin whole syllables. You will also learn how to read the whole syllables with the four tones in Mandarin Chinese. Then you will learn the principles guiding the Pinyin system.
Learning a second language improves the mind and widens your scope of opportunities. This course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to China either for tourism or for business purposes. Being able to speak the Mandarin language will make you feel like an authentic native speaker and you will be able to freely converse without hindrance or being misunderstood. By taking this course you will be able to master the Pinyin system, learn a new language, break the language barrier, communicate effectively and have a feel of the Chinese culture. Enrol in this course today and join over one billion people around the globe to speak one of the largest native language.Start Course Now
Chinese five tones and Pinyin Finals
Chinese five tones and Pinyin Finals - Learning Outcomes
Chinese Five Tones
Pinyin Simple Finals
Pinyin Compound and Nasal Finals
Chinese five tones and Pinyin Finals - Lesson Summary
Pinyin initials - Learning Outcomes
Chinese Pronunciation(Pinyin) Initials-b,p,m,f
Chinese Pronunciation(Pinyin) Initials - d,t,n,l
Pinyin initials - g, k, h, j, q, x and z, c, s, zh, ch, sh, r, y, w
Pinyin initials - Lesson Summary
Chinese Pronunciation, Pinyin Rules and Spelling Practice
Chinese Pronunciation and Pinyin Rules - Learning Outcomes
Chinese Pronunciation(Pinyin) Whole Syllables
Pinyin Rules and Spelling Practice
Chinese Pronunciation and Pinyin Rules - Lesson Summary
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the phonetic alphabet (Pinyin) and how it relates to pronunciation.
- Identify each of the twenty-three Pinyin Initials.
- List each of the twenty-four Pinyin Finals.
- Recognize each of the sixteen Pinyin whole syllables.
- Describe how to master different tones of Chinese language.
- Indicate how to read Chinese characters through Pinyin.
- Explain how to establish a solid foundation of speaking and listening in Mandarin Chinese.
- Relate how to sound more like a native Mandarin speaker.
- Demonstrate how to pronounce every Chinese sound clearly with the proper accent.
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