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Tone deaf ......

I have been learning Chinese for a number of years and yet I still can't pronounce the tones correctly or identify them easily when I hear them. 

 

Does anyone have advice on how to master Chinese tones?

 

Any help would be great.

Jun 10, 2014 12:04 PM
Comments · 6

Here is my tips for Chinese learners' pronunciation submitted days ago for your reference:

http://www.italki.com/discussion/74900  

 

Besides, maybe my channel can give you a little bit help for your practice of Chinese tones.

http://www.youtube.com/user/CissiChinese

 

Hopefullly your Chinese learning goes well!

 

June 11, 2014

You can watch CCTV news on TV to learn standard pronounciation broadcasted by their broadcasters. Or, you can contact some native Mandarin speakers, chat with skype or qq, I think that is helpful.

June 11, 2014

If you have a facebook account, check out that group titled "learn chinese with music" 

You have to memorize sentences, there is no other way. Chinese words are constructed in pairs and sometimes is idiomatic expression. Rather than keeping in mind the pitch of syllable for each word, I'd keep in mind the tonation of the whole sentence. 

June 10, 2014

read and practise every letter in 4 tunes 

after you can pronounce them right, then read and practise every word in 4 tunes

 

try it . i am not sure if it will work out

June 10, 2014

Antonio, thanks, but I talk to native speakers just about every day. I am not sure this a question that a native speaker of Chinese will be able to answer for me.

June 10, 2014
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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Chinese (Mandarin)