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Learning Chinese Tones with WaiChinese | A Review by @Eurolinguiste Shannon Kennedy

Today we are happy to be able to share Shannon Kennedy’s excellent review of WaiChinese and how it helped with her Chinese tones. Shannon Kennedy is a language lover, traveler and musician sharing her adventures and language learning tips at Eurolinguiste. Shannon is currently learning Mandarin Chinese and has been providing lots of advice on her blog. Be …

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Pinyin Course: Basic Consonants

This is part of our Sensible Pinyin Course. To see an overview of the course check out this Sensible Pinyin Course homepage!  The basic pinyin consonant set in Chinese is: B,  p, m, f, d, t, n, l Why am I calling these consonants “basic”? Because they are roughly equivalent to the English sounds. This …

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Chinese Tones: Getting Started

Chinese Tones are one of the most challenging aspects of Chinese. The good news is that with enough practice, like any skill, you’ll be able to master Chinese Tones. Additionally, you already use tones in English, just in a very different way to in Chinese – we’ll look at how to transfer these existing tones to …

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