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We know the challenge of getting into Mandarin Chinese is daunting to say the least, but don't worry, ChinesePod is here to help! Today's lesson is a practical guide for the complete newbie, hopefully assuaging some of the fears associated with learning Mandarin and giving you pointers of what you s...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: April 02, 2014

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Pinyin The Final R Sound

Having covered every section in the ChinesePod Pronunciation Guide and ChinesePod Pinyin Chart, you might have thought this series had come to an end. But no, in this supplementary lesson John and Jenny sail into uncharted pirate-infested territory, discussing er-hua, the final R sound you hear in M...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin
Function: pinyin

Published: December 06, 2013

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Pinyin Section 16

Jenny and John move on to Section 16 of the ChinesePod Pronunciation Guide in this episode. They introduce such wonderful sounds as yu and xuan. These lessons are especially useful for newbie learners as they tackle the pinyin system....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin
Function: pinyin

Published: December 04, 2013

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Pinyin Section 15

Jenny and John move on to Section 15 of the ChinesePod Pronunciation Guide in this episode. They introduce the devilishly difficult ü sound. These lessons are especially useful for newbie learners as they tackle the pinyin system....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin
Function: pinyin

Published: December 02, 2013

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Pinyin Sections 13-14

Jenny and John move on to Section 13 and Section 14 of the ChinesePod Pronunciation Guide in this episode. They introduce the delightful shuan and ruan sounds. These lessons are especially useful for newbie learners as they tackle the pinyin system....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin
Function: pinyin

Published: November 29, 2013

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Pinyin Sections 11-12

Jenny and John move on to Section 11 and Section 12 of the ChinesePod Pronunciation Guide in this episode. They introduce challenging sounds like zuan and weng. These lessons are especially useful for newbie learners as they tackle the pinyin system....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin
Function: pinyin

Published: November 27, 2013

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Pinyin Section 10

Jenny and John cover Section 10 of the ChinesePod Pronunciation Guide in this episode. They introduce challenging sounds like qia and xiang. These pinyin lessons are especially useful for newbie learners....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin
Function: pinyin

Published: November 25, 2013

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Pinyin Section 9

Jenny and John move on to Section 9 of the ChinesePod Pronunciation Guide in this episode. Here, you'll learn about sounds like zi and shi. These lessons are especially useful for newbie Mandarin learners who are just starting to learn the pinyin system....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin
Function: pinyin

Published: November 22, 2013

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Pinyin Sections 7-8

Jenny and John move on to Section 7 and Section 8. They introduce challenging sounds like hai and niao. These lessons are especially useful for newbie learners as they tackle the pinyin system....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin

Published: November 20, 2013

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Pinyin Sections 5-6

Jenny and John move on to Section 5 and Section 6 in this episode, tackling such challenging bits as ze and ren. These lessons are especially useful for newbie learners coming to grips with pinyin....

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin

Published: November 18, 2013

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Pinyin Section 4: R

You may have noticed that when we covered Section 4 last time, we left out a row. That pesky 'r' sound! This episode take on that challenging initial in a newbie-friendly way.   ...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin

Published: November 15, 2013

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Pinyin Sections 3-4

Jenny and John move on to Section 3 and Section 4 of the ChinesePod Pronunciation Guide in this episode, tackling "problem syllables" like cai and zai. These tips are especially for the newbie learner coming to grips with pinyin. Also, if you haven't done so yet, be sure to download the ChinesePod P...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin

Published: November 13, 2013

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Pinyin Sections 1-2

In this episode, Jenny and John cover Section 1 and Section 2 of the ChinesePod Pronunciation Guide, covering not every single blessed syllable, but rather just the "problem syllables" -- like dang and tang -- the ones we know can give beginners trouble. If you're a newbie learner still struggling w...

Host: Jenny, John
Topic: pinyin
Function: pinyin

Published: November 11, 2013

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Say It Again, Please

When jumping into a new language, you'll definitely need to ask someone to repeat something they've said. In this lesson, learn how to do this in Mandarin....

Host: Jenny, Greg
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Published: March 21, 2013

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