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Would you listen to Bite-Sized Mandarin Chinese in Ten Minutes a Day again? Why?
Yes of-course, I would listen to bite-sized mandarin Chinese because, It helped me a lot to learn and improve my long term desire of learning a mandarin Chinese.
I got a lot of business requirements, where I need to understand and speak Chinese. I had to leave major opportunities before learning Chinese through bite-sized mandarin Chinese, but now it will not happen in future because I am very confident about speaking and understanding Chinese.
What did you like best about this story?
In beginning, It teaches very basic words like, please, thank you, and hello etc.. with very clear pronunciation. It helped me to identifying difference between similar pronunciation of different words. Now I can pronounce words exactly as natives.
What does Mark Frobose bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Different levels of lessons and repetition of words with clear pronunciation make it different which I won't be able to enjoy in book. Because in book you can only read words but you can not understand how are they pronounced. Encouraging words and tips given in beginning by Mark Frobose, motivated me to practice as much as I can.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
Bite-Sized Mandarin Chinese takes a very difficult tonal language and totally demystifies the learning of it. Makes learning to speak Mandarin Chinese surprisingly simple. Extremely engaging native Mandarin speaker and a knowledgeable American instructor put me at ease and talked me through a very difficult language and made it simple. “Bite-Sized” is an appropriate title. A language so ‘foreign’ to Westerners has to be ingested a bite at a time. The learner won’t choke on the bites in “Bite-Sized Mandarin Chinese.”
This audio program is about learning simple phrases and using them to ask and answer common questions. The material is not extremely complicated, just the stuff that’s necessary for basic communication. The pronunciation of some of the words was so difficult in the beginning that I was frankly surprised that by about the third lesson my pronunciation was getting more precise. Distinguishing sounds and tones got easier with each lesson.
I don’t have the time or the inclination to become a super fluent speaker of Chinese. But I got a kick out of learning some basic Mandarin Chinese and a sort of ego boost from the confidence this course gave me that if I wanted to, really wanted to, I could eventually learn to speak this language pretty well. It’s just a matter of practice. Listen and Repeat. Listen and Repeat. I now feel confident enough to approach my next Chinese waitress with a few greetings and even order some hot tea, not at all bad for a few days of practice with a very entertaining program.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful