Mandarin is a tonal language - words have different meanings depending on how they are pronounced. The four tones of Mandarin Chinese are the essential building blocks for mastering the language. These audio clips will help you in your pronunciation as well as your recognition of the four Mandarin tones.
Audio clips of the 21 consonants and 16 vowels of Mandarin Chinese.
Beginning Mandarin - Grammatical Concepts
Mandarin grammar is quite simple when compared to European languages. There are a few snags though, and these audio clips will help you get the basics of Mandarin grammar down pat while giving you some basic vocabulary.
Basic Mandarin Vocabulary
Use these audio clips to learn basic Mandarin vocabulary and phrases.
Continue to develop your Mandarin Chinese grammar with these audio clips for particular situations.