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Lesson 6 – How have you been? (你最近怎么样?)

Apr 5th, 2010 Posted in Audio, Lessons | one comment »

Lesson’s Main Characters:

Julie Chen – Teacher, Chinese
Helen Li – Student, American

Conversation Situation:

Do Chinese people really say “Ni hao ma (你好吗?) to greet their friends? In this lesson, Julie and Helen use an alternative way to greet each other… Read the rest of this entry »

Lesson 5 – Hobby (你喜欢做什么?)

Apr 4th, 2010 Posted in Audio, Lessons | no comment »

Lesson’s Main Characters:

Julie Chen – Teacher, Chinese
Helen Li – Student, American

Conversation Situation:

In this lesson, Julie and Helen talk about their hobbies… Read the rest of this entry »

Lesson 4 – Introduce your friends to each other (介绍朋友认识)

Feb 19th, 2010 Posted in Audio, Lessons | no comment »

Lesson’s Main Characters:

Julie Chen – Teacher, Chinese
Helen Li – Student, American
Linda Lin – Helen’s friend, Chinese

Conversation Situation:

After Julie and Helen became friends, Helen is going to introduce Julie to her friend, Linda … Read the rest of this entry »

Lesson 3 – What do you do? (你做什么工作?)

Feb 19th, 2010 Posted in Audio, Lessons | no comment »

Lesson’s Main Characters:

Julie Chen – Teacher, Chinese
Helen Li – Student, American

Conversation Situation:

Helen and Julie continue their conversation, asking about each other’s occupation … Read the rest of this entry »

Tones (声调)

Feb 7th, 2010 Posted in Audio, Lessons, Pinyin | no comment »

The tone marks are used to indicate the pitch as well as the change of tone in the entire syllable. Syllables comprised of the same set of initial and final sound differently in different tones.

In Chinese, there are four basic tones, which can be annotated by using different tone marks.

Let’s use the syllables ma as example, so you can feel the difference between the four tones. Read the rest of this entry »

Lesson 2 – Where are you from? (你是哪国人?)

Feb 7th, 2010 Posted in Audio, Lessons | no comment »

Lesson’s Main Characters:

Julie Chen – Teacher, Chinese
Helen Li – Student, American

Conversation Situation:

Helen and Julie continue their conversation, asking about where they are from … Read the rest of this entry »

Lesson 1 – Hello! (你好!)

Feb 1st, 2010 Posted in Audio, General, Lessons | no comment »

Lesson’s Main Characters:

Julie Chen – Teacher, Chinese
Helen Li – Student, Chinese

Conversation Situation:

When Julie Chen first meets Helen Li… Read the rest of this entry »

Nasal Finals (鼻韵母)

Jan 28th, 2010 Posted in Audio, Lessons, Pinyin | no comment »

The finals which comprise one or two vowel phonemes with a nasal consonant at the end are called “nasal finals”. There are 16 of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Compound Finals (复元音韵母)

Jan 28th, 2010 Posted in Audio, Lessons, Pinyin | no comment »

The finals which comprise two or three vowel phonemes are called “compound finals”. There are 13 of them Read the rest of this entry »

Simple Finals (单元音韵母)

Jan 27th, 2010 Posted in Audio, Lessons, Pinyin | no comment »

The finals which comprise only one single vowel phoneme are called “simple finals”. There are six simple finals. Read the rest of this entry »