McGraw-Hill's Chinese Pronunciation
Your Comprehensive, Interactive Guide to Mastering Sounds and Tones in ChineseBook - 2009
The key to correct Chinese pronunciation--through sight and sound
In Mandarin Chinese, the word "ma" canmean four different things depending onthe tone (the pitch)--"mother," "hemp,""horse," or "to scold"--even though thepronunciation is the same. If you are not a nativespeaker of Chinese, you may find this aspect of learning thelanguage daunting. McGraw-Hill's Chinese Pronunciation makes it easier for you to pronounce Chinesewords correctly. You are first introduced to thesimple sounds; you then learn their combinations andcorrect tones. Vibrant illustrations in the book andvideo demonstrations on the CD-ROM even showtongue placement and mouth shapes to help you get the words right.