Chinese MP3 Lessons for Newbies
These are podcasts from chinesepod.com listed here for easy reference. If you're brand new to Chinese, this level is for you. In the Newbie podcasts your hosts Ken and Jenny focus on the most useful phrases for practical situations. The lessons are mainly in English, and when Jenny introduces Chinese words she speaks slowly and clearly. The dialogues are repeated three times, and Ken provides the linguistic insights a learner needs. Newbie is the best place to start whether you aim to master the language or just want a few phrases under your belt for a trip to China.
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