Enjoy pronunciation practice with Chinese tongue twisters
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- Practicing tongue twisters will improve the accuracy and smoothness of your Chinese pronunciation
- Before trying this course, first learn the fundamentals of Chinese pronunciation
Tongue twisters are ideal for pronunciation practice
In Chinese, tongue twisters (绕口令 ràokǒulìng) repeat similar consonants and vowels that are easy to mix up to make them difficult to say. "Raokouling" have a distinctive rhythm that make them fun to read out loud, motivating you to keep practicing until you can say them.
If you've grown bored of pronunciation practice or if you're having trouble pronouncing certain sounds, try including "raokouling" in your practice. And if you get the chance, show off the "raokouling" you've learned for your Chinese friends.
Beautiful pronunciation by a professional narrator
All voice was recorded by a professional narrator.
Includes slow and fast versions
A slow version and a fast version of the tongue twister are included in each movie, one after the other.
The subtitles change color in time with the voice, allowing you to follow along and pick up the natural places to pause that aren't obvious from the punctuation as well as practice by imitating the narrator's inflection.
Start with the slow version to pay attention to each individual sound, and practice carefully to get as close as possible to the narrator. The more correct your pronunciation, the faster you will get without even trying.
Practice different consonants and vowels
The 76 "raokouling" in the course are divided by consonant and vowel types. You can practice them in any order, so listen to them first and choose what you'd like to start with.
Review at your own pace with a PDF textbook
The course also comes with a textbook in PDF format, so you can review each “raokouling” at your own pace.
No hanzi required
Don't know Chinese characters? No problem!
Each “raokouling” is accompanied by voice and pinyin, so you can practice even if you don't know hanzi.
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