Hanyu pinyin mandarin chinese pronunciation

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These slides can be used by Chinese teachers to give them new insights into teaching Chinese pronunciation to native speakers of English. They can be used by students beginning to learn Chinese. They …

These slides can be used by Chinese teachers to give them new insights into teaching Chinese pronunciation to native speakers of English. They can be used by students beginning to learn Chinese. They contain hyperlinks to very important information about the pronunciation of Chinese and lots of useful practice of tones, pronunciation difficulties and spelling difficulties. Have fun.

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  • 1. Hanyu Pinyin Quick Entry for Native English Speakers Beginning Chinese www.mandarinclickbyclick.com James F. Steed, MCBC, Consultant Audio-visual links: Youtube ( YT ) Chinese Pronunciation Online ( CPO ) Shufa West ( SW ) Mandarin Chinese Pronunciation
  • 2. Conversation and Communication
    • Being able to say something in Chinese or communicate something in Chinese is much more motivating than being able to pronounce something.
    • Students are not so much wanting to learn about the language as they are wanting use the language.
    • The quicker you get to conversation, the more likely your students will stay enrolled.
    • Therefore,
      • Simplify the pronunciation as much as possible
      • Don’t expect perfection or correct too much in the beginning. It’s frustrating. At the beginning, their language will not “freeze” that way.
  • 3. Understandable Pronunciation
    • To the student
        • English has tones, too. So “tones” are not an new idea. Tones that change meaning is the new idea.
        • Most of Mandarin sounds in Hanyu Pinyin are similar to English.
        • Students do not understand phonetic definitions, descriptions, or charts of the sounds. Who can imagine his or her mouth as a box?
        • Explain sounds starting with English approximates (which is what Hanyu Pinyin does) and then give the students plenty of practice hearing native speakers saying the actual sounds.
        • Students only begin making the differences after they begin hearing them.
        • Over 500 tiny muscles in the tongue. You don’t become ballet dancers in one semester and your students’ tongues won’t be native-like, either.
        • Only experience and exposure to native speakers over time will allow your students to gradually refine their pronunciation.
  • 4. Understandable Pronunciation
    • To the native speaker
      • Native Chinese speakers understand Chinese pop music although the tones are subordinate to melody. It’s the context.
      • Even more than English in America, the way Mandarin (Pu Tong Hua) is spoken in China has lots of variation. Therefore, the Chinese are good at guessing what each other is saying.
      • Both Americans and Chinese are used to hearing their language spoken differently and are generally forgiving of “imperfect” pronunciation.
      • Tingdedong jiu hao! The communicative approach is about making yourself understood, not about being “accurate.”
      • YT
  • 5. Tones
    • Think about English if it is your mother tongue.  How would you pronounce “man” in these four sentences?   
    • “ Māān ooh màn, is it hot! ”  
    • “ What did you see, mán? ” 
    • “ Come on, mǎn, you can do it! ” 
    • “ Màn! That’s hot. ”
    • Com mon .
  • 6. Tones YT CPO SW SW
  • 7. Essential Hanyu Pinyin (a)
    • Introduction
    • 1. Tones YT CPO SW SW
    • 2. s   sh   x  sān shān xiān YT CPO
    • 3. t   s  c  ch tūn sūn cūn chūn YT CPO
    • 4.  z   zh    j zǎo zhǎo jiǎo  YT CPO
    • 5.  y    j    q    x yān jiān qiān xiān YT CPO
    • 6.  zh    r  sh zhù rù shù Y T   CPO
    • 7.  f     h v w fù hù YT CPO
    • 8.  no-i     i ào yào Y T   CPO
  • 8. Essential Hanyu Pinyin (b)
    • 9.  ai    ei bǎi běi YT CPO
    • 10. iu    ui diū duī YT CPO
    • 11. ou   uo dōu duō  YT CPO
    • 12. ia   ie jiā jiē    YT CPO
    • 13. an   ang  uang gān gāng guāng  YT CPO
    • 14. en   eng fēn fēng   YT CPO
    • 15. ang    ong háng hóng YT CPO  
    • 16. iang   iong xiāng xiōng   YT CPO
    • 17. yu   yun  yue   yuan yù yùn yuè yuàn YT CPO
    • 18. ua   ui    uai    huà huì huài YT CPO
  • 9. Welcome!
    • Mandarin Click by Click
    • Chinese Pronunciation Online
    • You Tube 18 Essential Mandarin Chinese Pronunciation Pinyin Lessons (learnchineseonline1)
    • James Steed [email_address]