Finished lesson 3. It was about double vowels (ai, ao, etc.) and it wasn’t difficult. From the listening test at the end of the lesson, I found my weakness. The female speaker’s tone no. 3 sounds like no. 2 to me. I think because her voice is high-pitched, and I expect lower sound for tone no. 3.
Bàibai. / Báibái.
Bye-bye. *from English, used among young people
I can’t differentiate combination of tones yet. So I have a plan. I think I’ll just memorize the words and the tones (for example “再见 zàijiàn is 4 and 4”), imitating the sounds (from online dictionary or audio file of textbook) as if I am singing, and maybe someday I’ll be able to differentiate the tones.
With that plan in mind, I bought another e-book on Google Books.
It’s a Chinese wordbook for beginners (キクタン中国語【入門編】中検準4級レベル, in Japanese) with free audio download at the publisher’s website (I had to register and fill a request form in Japanese to download). There are 8 words on every page that I’m supposed to memorize every day (total 504 words). There is also one short sample sentence for each word but I can’t read it yet because I haven’t learned any grammar so the sentences are for later.
I have just saved 8 words from the new book for today to my personal wordbook on Naver Dictionary (Chinese-Korean). I like Naver Dictionary because I can listen to audio of the words I saved on-repeat with the Naver wordbook and the word definition is in Korean which is great because I need to retain my Korean.
There is a quiz function (Korean to Chinese) but without audio. They should add audio for listening test, I think. And there’s also a learning graph function that I probably will never use.
Hey, maybe I should try Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/) because the quiz functions there have audio. Maybe tomorrow. ###