Mcgraw-Hill's Chinese Pronunciation
Your Comprehensive, Interactive Guide to Mastering Sounds and Tones in Mandarin Chinese
ISBN10: 0071627367 ISBN13: 9780071627368 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Published: Jul 27 2009 Pages: 154 Weight: 1.45lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 8.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: Chinese
The key to correct Chinese pronunciation-- through sight and sound
In Mandarin Chinese, the word "ma" can mean four different things depending on the tone (the pitch)--"mother," "hemp," "horse," or "to scold"--even though the pronunciation is the same. If you are not a native speaker of Chinese, you may find this aspect of learning the language daunting. McGraw-Hill's Chinese Pronunciation makes it easier for you to pronounce Chinese words correctly. You are first introduced to the simple sounds; you then learn their combinations and correct tones. Vibrant illustrations in the book and video demonstrations on the CD-ROM even show tongue placement and mouth shapes to help you get the words right.