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Easy Way to Chinese-1 Pinyin Initials

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5 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Syllable

    • 3. Initials Part 1

    • 4. Initials Part 2

    • 5. Sum up

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  • Chinese learning
  • From Pinyin to characters
  • Covering Chinese cultures and customs
  • What are you waiting for? Let’s speak Chinese today!

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1. Introduction: Hello everyone basis treetop. Where come Too easy. Way to Chinese. From today on, I would teach you Chinese official language Chinese Mandarin Put on that as foreign language were stopped from the speech. Sound fanatics and Chinese language uses p as phonetic symbol. So we'll go through repeating first. Then we're than Chinese characters, Chinese cultures and customs. Believe me, our entire culture is very interesting In different the textbook are mainly used in the class is intact is encounters Chinese. If you don't have it, that's OK. Just follow me. Let's speak Chinese from today. See you in the class. 2. Syllable: When we talk about Chinese fanatic system teen, we have to mention singable. First simple is the smallest unit. The basic Chinese word is multi syllable, with consists often initial the final and a toll. Here's the alphabet. As you can see, these are initials. Constants are caught initials because the Yuri began with personable, there are 21 such initials, and these are finals. They are balls for sound. We have 30 die. Such finals. Chinese initials cannot be pronounced without finals, and as the rules are different, we won't use constants in the balls but in initials in the finals. Instead. As to the tones, stones are an important part off. The meaning of words were mentioned that later. So today we will start to learn the 1st 8 initials. I explained them in pronouncing position, pronouncing methods and the moth shape. Let's move on 3. Initials Part 1: Okay. The first initial is is it be where it is being written? But it's not be in pronunciation. It is poor in Chinese pinion system. Read after me. Four four. Let's see, it's pronouncing position when I say pronouncing position. It's refers to the position where airflow blocked. So when you pronounce bore, the airflow is plucked by your two lips and then it comes out four. Like this. It tastes on that it tastes unless pretty Tate. Okay, four. The next one. He's poor, poor, poor, the pronouncing position. It's exactly the same with four. It's also blocked the airflow by our two lips and then let it go out poor. But the only difference is that eighties aspirated. How to distinguish the two. Okay, Please take out a piece of tissue off same paper and put ating front their mouth and pronounce bore four where you pronounce bore the paper. We should not move. OK, but when you pronounce poor cool poor, the paper will flow away because it is aspirated. The airflow is so strong that it will move. And that's the only difference. Okay, that's move on. This one A's do, uh uh through, uh the pronouncing position is puts the tape of the town against the opera God. And then let's the airflow come out. Do ah threw up, Do you? This one is also a nest prettied and the next one is cool. Pull up. It has the same pronouncing position with the It's also put to the table a town against the upper gum poor Okay, the only difference is also it is ask plate eight So the paper when you pronounce through the paper were not move. But when you pronounce too good, the paper will move. OK, so this four they have much in common First days that four and poor poor and the poor have the same pronouncing position Which means the tongue in your mouth has the same position and the mouth is also have the same position. Ok, but one is aspirated and the other is an s pretty It is the same with still and tour go is a Nespresso. It'd and to It s pretty 4. Initials Part 2: Okay, let's move on to more, more, more to pronounce they sound. You should first close your mouth, block the the airflow, and that's the airflow. Comes out from your nose to pronounce a son like you. Well, don't open your mouth. So that's the airflow. Your mouth and those resonates so more is pronounced out. Try to pronounce more, more, more. It is a nasal sound, which means when you pinch your nose to pronounce more, you can feel a clear vibration from young knows. But for now, they so sound, such as poor, poor Delatour. There's no such preparations next. One four for For Block the airflow by puts the upper teeth against your lower lip. Pay attention that this is freak team, which means you must have fuel the friction beach in your upper teeth and low, early clear friction. Four. War for there's a clear friction. Okay, and mill Mila. No to pronounce. No, you put the tip of the tongue against the opera gun and let the airflow comes out from your nose to pronounce No. Ah, first, then those your tongue. So that's the Miller can be pronounced out. It is also nasal sound as more so when you 18 journos you can feel the vibration mill Bill . Try to pinch your nose okay? And feel the difference between more and Miller. Okay, Least one there. Lula Lou actually fall people from many provinces in China they cannot distinguish mill and the milk and the the difference sees the has the same pronouncing position. It also is put the tip of the tongue against the upper gum Liu. OK, but the airflow is Squeeze the air through your tongue. It isnot nasal. It's from the our mouth. Okay. The air flow from your tongue from two sides of your tongue. The airflow. Luke le can feel the difference if you cannot please, uh please pinch our nose. If you pinch our nose to pronounce in the last 21 the you can clear Pronounce it without a vibration of your nose. There's no vibration, your nose But when you pronounced Nua there must be a vibration And that's the only difference. Mila is nasal the isnot nasal. Okay, Lou. Noah Lula, Like letter. Okay, so that's it 5. Sum up: Here's the summer. We've learned eight in issues The street after me for three times for poor More for, uh, to, uh no Lou. Four. Poor more. Uh, Theo. Cool mill. The oh, uh, poor more for, uh, cool. No, the, uh, Poor poor. More for the term Miller. Okay, lets it fans for homework, please practice with these pronunciations and tried to a few a pronouncing position and methods to in this class. That's learn Hello in Chinese. You how ni hao Ni hao. Okay, let's say for today. So you