Like most East Asian languages, Mandarin Chinese is a tonal language. As you begin to learn Chinese, you will find that words can have different meanings depending on the tone used when speaking it. There are four tones to practice as you learn Mandarin, and these are displayed using the four tone marks over the vowels in Pinyin.
Our exercises will constantly test and reinforce your mastery of the tones when you're learning Chinese. Where possible we will present options where listening to and identifying the correct tone is essential to selecting the correct answer. So by collecting gold achievements as you work through the exercises, you'll naturally begin to distinguish the four tones.
About our Listening Exercises
Learn Chinese pronunciation by selecting the correct Chinese sound that represents the word or sentence shown.
This will be an important tool to help you learn Chinese by improving your listening skills and helping you to
engage in conversation. You will find that you can understand a large amount of sentences based on different
combinations of the words you have learned up to now! Our Listening exercises are designed to help you practice
and learn Chinese online without the need to use separate CDs, cassettes or podcasts. You can start to practice
and learn Chinese free by availing of our first 10 free chapters.
The following shortcuts allow you to use your keyboard to complete this exercise:
Press 1: Selects option number 1
Press 2: Selects option number 2
Press 3: Selects option number 3
Press 4: Selects option number 4