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(Zai yingwen )dui hao! Dan shi ni keyi keneng dong le wo shuo le /Tips for Mandarin

Discussion in 'Other Regions' started by star in the sky, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. star in the sky

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    你们谁不明白可能使用在线翻译
    Nǐmen shuí/shei bù míngbái kěnéng shǐyòng zàixiàn fānyì​

    Tips lve learned for pronunciation in Mandarin/languages






    × Dont be afraid to speak your best pronounciation of the language. Im learning and have been reminded its fine to sound like a native speaker . Personally my progress is that I dont sound like a native speaker or one who has mastered Mandarin - the pronounciation but the more as time goes by as my ear gets use to the sound of the language and when I dont hold back but give my best pronounciation Ive had comments from fluent Chinese that at times I sound just like a native speaker. One Chinese friend said I even speak some words better than her! I was shocked that was encouraging and I hope it is for you too- I admit having a natural talent for languages makes it easier for me and others but it doesnt mean you cant learn one though.Think about missionaries they really have to hone in on perserverance with learning their language(s) of where their based!

    x Different regions of the country and different countries where the language is spoken will influence how particular words, phrases are spoken so don't be annoyed so much or confused just accept it would be my advice they may not even know the difference. I.e. I soon learnt that my best friend from Shanghai in china , she had also lived in another part of China spoke words that had the sound of "sh" / as "s" whereas her friend from a city or province near Beijing corrected me one day because I was pronouncing the word "shang" as "sang" but she said "its pronounced "shang" I knew that but since I had heard my best friend pronounce the words beginning with "sh" as "s" I had altered how I had been taught Chinese in university which was influenced by Mandarin spoken in Beijing (they told me about the "sh" and "s" differences that some Chinese leave the "h" out of "sh" in words such as "shang)
    It came back to me the regional differences of how Chinese spoke Mandarin which I had been informed about in Uni.

    x Don't be afraid to practice, make mistakes . One of the greatest pieces of advice Ive been told by a Chinese young man is 'speak louder', reason being is it sort of puts you out there people aren't going to miss what you've said that has been part of me learning. He even went on to say " Chinese people don't speak quietly" whether or not I fully agree he had a good point. If you're loud and clear in speaking you'll be confident and don't feel embarrassed when you get corrected its all part of the learning.
     
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  2. pilgrimsong

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    nin hao! wo zai feilubin ren... wo qu nian xuesheng Kong Fu Zi... hanban
     
  3. star in the sky

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    ni hao a!
    wo shi xinxilan ren, he wo bu shi zhong guo ren le.


    Wo hui shuo yidianr zhong wen , ni ne?
    I have good prononciation but writting , reading and using good grammar I am not good at .
     
  4. pilgrimsong

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    dui bu qi... wo shi feilubin ren. (my previous sentence is bad)

    Shi.. wo hui yidian zhongwen.

    (I studied in our country's branch of Confucius Institute.... last year I was a a student)
     
  5. AnneY

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    Nǐ hǎo! :D Wǒ shì měiguó rén. Wǒ xuéxí Zhōngguó wénzì, suǒyǐ xiě pīnyīn shì yīdiǎn nán. Wǒ de zhōngwén bù hǎo, suǒyǐ wǒ xūyào hěnduō de liànxí.

    [​IMG] practice, practice, practice :graduation:
     
  6. faroukfarouk

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    Ni hao!

    So does 'Ni hao' vary between Mandarin and other dialects such as Cantonese? :)
     
  7. star in the sky

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    yes
     
  8. star in the sky

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  9. star in the sky

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    wo ye yi yang le wo xuyao hen duo de lianxi. wo xie hanzi bu xing de keshi wo shuo hanyu hai hao le. wo shi xin xi lan ren he bai ren le
     
  10. faroukfarouk

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    So does it vary in tone only? or in phonemes as well, between Mandarin and Cantonese?
     
  11. star in the sky

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    i wouldnt know sorry. back to your first question they are different ie shanghainess hello is: nong hao
    cantonese is: lei ho (i think)
     
  12. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    Thanks!

    So is Mandarin your first language? :)
     
  13. star in the sky

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    nope im not chinese just a beginner or upper beginner learner of mandarin
     
  14. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    Sounds like you know more than I do, anyway! Sounds also like English might be your first language.
     
  15. Home

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    hello,star,can u speak english? is english your native language? your chinese seems good, what do u think about your english skills?
     
  16. Trogdor the Burninator

    Trogdor the Burninator Senior Veteran

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    If you want to improve your Mandarin - try watching this show. All the conversational Mandarin you can cope with in one hour.

     
  17. star in the sky

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    Home remember me? We were talking in my other thread I asked you questions and you answered about a year ago, for me yes english is my first language so my english is fine wo shi bai ren he xinxilan ren le. My understanding, reading is not good and my writting I struggle with alot probably because im not Chinese but my pronounciation is good . thanks for the recent replies guys I am discouraged in learning Chinese. I threw out my chinese dictionary etc because my older chinese friend is too busy too teach me more chinese with her job but Im gonna buy another dictionary and things again you guys have encouraged me to keep going! :) thankyou. I cant speak conversational chinese I m not at intermediate level yet.
     
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    Home , I dont know how to use the chinese word 'hai you ', can you give me some examples ? its it like the english word 'as' like : apples are not as sweet as oranges
     
  19. star in the sky

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    Home Also Im practising using 'de' but I dont know why Chinese say 'shi de' and when to use 'shi de' which situations would I use 'shi de' . I know it means yes but why dont just say dui , shi, shi a why shi de? do you use it to say yes after when someone is talking about doing something or using something like verbs? Do you not use shi de with nouns or people ? For example is Na ge nu wei de toufa shi huang se ma? Is that woman's hair yellow? - this question you wouldnt say 'shi de' if you wanted to say 'yes', is that right?
     
  20. star in the sky

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    Or Anyone Chinese students or Chinese people who could help me with the above questions. Thanx
     
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