Video Lesson: Finals (ü üe üan ün)  (Newbie, Module 1)

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  Instructor: Ellie Length: 08:10
  Knowledge Point: Finals: ü, üe, üan and ün (Newbie, Module 1)
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Learn the following Chinese Pinyin: four finals (ü, üe, üan, ün), three initials (j, q, x) and related spelling rules. Also, learn Pinyin though useful phrases such as where are you going, I'm going to…, as well as new words such as school, post office and bank.
Taibangle says
Hit Team  Dongyu....It's friday night...almost Saturday
Guess where I am ?  Right here !!!! Sooooo cool and yes........fun !
Gosh Team DO another good video , well thought out in terms of what to cover...but I am thinking
This video for a newbie covers way to much in one video. An idea would be to break up the information into smaller packages.
The section on combination of 4th tone with other tones could really be seperated so we can focus on it's content an give more examples. Like 4th tone plus a 5th tone. It's easy to put to much emphasis on a 5th tone...when it's really a light tone. To get right...it takes so much practice. When you do hit that 5th tone with other tones ....it sounds so cool.
the jue vs que sound is very similar to an newbie...that section could too be seperated and expanded within this lesson . I like how you used ni3 qu4 nar3  to explain and sound out those important finals.
I still feel guys that the presentation could be more interesting if you used the crazy grammar format. For example there is still too much emphasis on the page with fonts  ( u, ue, uan and un )
pictures and words together. The speaker used here, you can see her but her contributuion could be full size like big bang or other newer video's. When it comes to seeing her mouth....very helpful
I would just redo this video all together. 
Xiao3 cai4 yi1 die2/ a piece of cake? Not really but I think you would help newbies and new learners alot if you did. You got the people the time and the information to really make pinyin...
Awesome !!!
Have a great weekend everyone :)
I am so glad to be here..........again 
  
July 6, 2013 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to Taibangle
 Hi Taibangle. As you say an idea would be to break up the information into smaller packages. Actually we have already did this,you will see more videos about “neural tones”and the distinction between“en and eng”something like that.
Another advice about the full size of teacher’s mouth shape on the video, we would positively take it into consideration.  Thank you! 
July 11, 2013 Reply
bonichang says
From 7.57: the lu (with 2 dots) sounded like 'li' in ludeng, yunma, qu and you qu. Why?
December 30, 2012 Reply
Ellie_Chinese teacher in reply to bonichang
Hi bonichang!
There is a quite adifference between "lü" and "li." However, the final "ü" is a difficult syllable to pronounce. Can you tell me where you are from? I might be able to help you more according to your accent: )
January 2, 2013 Reply
jubara1102 says
I learned that the Chinese tone and pinyin for “不” is “bu4,” but recently I came across another Chinese tone for it “bu2.” Which one is correct? Or are both of them are right?
August 1, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to jubara1102
You can read “不” in the fourth tone as well as the second tone. There are some rules behind it. The tone of the word “不” depends on the tone of the word following it. If “不” is followed by a word with the fourth tone, it should be read as “bú,” otherwise, it should read as “bù.” 
For examples:
不去 ( bú qù): not to go
不好 (bù hǎo): not good
不一样 (bù yíyàng): not the same as
不真实 (bù zhēnshí): not real
August 1, 2011 Reply
Yinjang in reply to Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher)
Hi miss Helen! I want to ask you that are there any video related with the names of days, months, counting etc??? Please reply me!
December 27, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to Yinjang
Hey Yinjiang,
Here’s a couple video lessons that can help you out with counting, saying the days and the names of the months. http://www.echineseonline.com/chinese-video-courses/beginner-chinese-series1/lesson-8
http://www.echineseonline.com/chinese-video-courses/beginner-chinese-series1/lesson-10
Enjoy the videos and if you have any questions, feel free to let me know. 
December 28, 2011 Reply
Yinjang in reply to Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher)
Xie Xie Xiaojie!
December 29, 2011 Reply
Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) in reply to Yinjang
You’re welcome. I’m so glad that I can help you. 
December 30, 2011 Reply
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