McGraw-Hill’s Chinese Pronunciation
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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.
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Live ABC is an experienced developer of Chinese language-learning materials, focusing on multimedia. Their goal is to create learning materials that balance practicality and pure learning fun. They are a recipient of the 2007 New Leading Product Development Project Award from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs. Chinese Pronunciation won a Bronze award at the 2008 Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition. LiveABC produces 5 Chinese-learning magazines and their interactive programs have been adopted at a number of U.S. and Korean schools and universities.