8 thoughts on “Beginner Series 1: Lesson 1

    • Third tone shouldn’t hurt your voice. Any video where they teach third tone will usually be very exaggerated. In normal speech you will not usually go all the way down and all the way up again. Just listen to some podcasts or videos and see how it is said at normal speed. 🙂

    • Don’t think of it as being so low or about how far your voice goes.

      Instead, think of it as a change in pitch of your regular voice. What matters is your voice recognizably going down them up.

      Every speaker is different because every voice is different. The listener learns to hear a calm unstressed pitch, a lower and a higher pitch. Then listening to the changes they will understand the third tone for a speaker.

  1. kategladstone says:

    If you ever re-edit this, be aware of the correct English spellings of “fo(u)rth.”
    The spelling that you used — “forth” — means “forward.”
    The spelling that you wanted to use — “fourth” — means “number four in a sequence.”

  2. Venesa says:

    Thank you so much, I had a hard time in choosing between Korean, Japanese and Mandarin, even though Mandarin seemed hard, I’m really happy that I came across your videos, they give the best explanations, straightforward and effective. Please keep up the great work.Thank you.

  3. Payne says:

    Just stumbled across your videos via YouTube. Great content! This is the quickest, most straightforward teaching of tones I have encountered. I will definitely be checking out more.

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