Ask Us A Question

Pop a comment down below regarding a specific Mandarin Chinese question and I’ll try to answer as best I can either in writing or in a future video.

154 thoughts on “Ask Us A Question

  1. Hi Fi!
    ๆˆ‘ๅซ Avi ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve even studying Chinese for a few months now, and your podcasts and videos on vulnerable and YouTube are of great help!
    I was wondering if you can help me understand the difference between ่ฏด (shuo1) and ่ฎฒ (jiang3), when do i use one or the other?
    Early thanks,
    Best regards,

    – A. D. R. C.

  2. Brandon says:

    Hi, Fiona! I was wondering if you can do a video on Pronouncing instruments (guitar, piano, violin, and drums) in Chinese. Also, try to play drums while you’re at it, okay?

    Thank you so much!

  3. Paul says:

    Hi Fiona, I’ve just started to study chinese and I’m following your video that’s are very very nice. I’m italian and it’s very difficult for me the chinese’s pronunciation. Anyway, I ask you if you can give me some common saying for business. I mean, for ex. to present myself and what we can do and what we can’t about the chinese culture during a meeting. Hope that my request is clear. Thanks in advance for you help and many many compliments for all your video!!!!!!!

  4. Jim Awofadeju says:

    I have been watching the Say It Right series, doing the drills, and completing the worksheets. I am a beginner in Mandarin Chinese. I know that pinyin and tones are the foundation for spoken Mandarin. I have read that it is best to practice tones in pairs with different combinations. The Say It Right Series is certainly doing that. There are 20 possible tone pair combinations, which is less than the number of letters in the English alphabet. It is manageable to learn and practice these combinations. I downloaded the Laokang Tone Trainer app and the Laokang Tone Test app on my iPhone to practice tone pair combinations. Both of these apps are really good. If you haven’t heard of them, then you can download them (they’re essentially free) and let me know what you think. I forget the name of the pronunciation professor on the Say It Right series, but would it be possible for him to suggest pronunciation exercises for me (or anyone else)? I would like as many exercises as possible in pinyin and tone pairs. I would like to be able to submit these assignments to him and have him provide me pronunciation feedback. This feedback could be just comments, a grade, points on a 5 or 10 point scale, or any combination of these possibilities.

  5. sandra says:

    Hello Fiona,
    I was wandering if could give us some expressions on healthy eating for sensitive dieters. how to ask protein rich, low carb food. how to say i don’t eat processed meat or fruit, sodas, and artificial / simple sugars. how to ask gluten free pastry and bread and some expressions like that related to nutrition content. whole wheat flour, low on refined oils…. only cooked or even baked…..
    thank you so very much

  6. Ahmad Adzrie says:

    Hai! May I know is there a difference between Mandarin Chinese between Taiwan and China?
    If so, what type of Mandarin Chinese are you teaching in the lessons๐Ÿ˜š?
    Thank you!

    • Avi Cohen says:

      hey, i think the mandarin is the same, however the accent is somewhat different and the use traditional characters in Taiwan, unlike China where they use simplified characters. hope i helped ๐Ÿ˜›

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