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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting and extremely fast and simple way to learn to speak a complicated language like Mandarin.
This system is so refreshing after having tried Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone, and other more expensive options. I am amazed they can offer such a great program for such a low price.
Basically, Smartphone Mandarin is totally portable.
The author explains all the details and the native Mandarin speaker (a woman) teaches the tones, the accent, all while showing you how to create original senteneces.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I have two favorite characters in this audiobook language program.
One is the female native speaker from Beijing and the other is the narrator who explains everything to you in plain English.
Which scene was your favorite?
I love the part where you get to learn how to say
I want, I like, I'm going to, I have to
and then combine that with
to talk, to walk, to eat (a meal), to sleep and lots of other verbs to say things like
"I want to sleep" "I have to pay" etc .... and then they teach you how to say "now" and "later"
so you add that to the sentence
"I want to pay now" "I have to pay later" and so forth.
Keep in mind that I learned all of this while I jog in the morning, shop in the evening, and during my commutes to work.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
How to learn to really speak Mandarin in detail with one great easy program that you take everywhere with you and learn with in little segments wherever you are.
Any additional comments?
Buy it and compare what you get out of this with and what they teach you, and the time they take to break all of it down for you to explain which word goes where, and then to review it all for practice.
Compare that with the other Mandarin programs out there and see how amazingly superior this is to other programs.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
If listened to two other audiobooks by Mark Frobose, and I liked them.
But in this one, it was mainly review. All I really learned from this book are a few verbs. There was WAY too much on numbers. Since I already have the numbers down perfectly, I fought the frequent urge to 😴!
Hopefully other reads will be better. ☹️