I have Spotify Premium subscription (49,900 rupiah a month) but even if you don’t want to pay, you can listen to songs on Spotify for free, with a short advertisement in between.
This is Spotify official playlist ‘Learn Chinese’ https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/1MCHFaDzxodOX1tkStGEKj
The length is 27 hours 49 minutes in total. That’s a lot of Chinese expressions!
I’ll try finish this one first: Learn in Your Car – Mandarin Chinese – Level 1 https://open.spotify.com/album/26RqqLW2ztsGh1WZG1q5FN
. I imitated/repeated the Chinese and also English expressions on Lesson 1 and 2 today. I enjoyed it.
I want. 我要。Wǒ yào.
I don’t want. 我不要 Wǒ búyào.
Where? 哪里？ 哪儿？Nǎli？ Nǎr？
Just reading something in order to learn a language might be boring but sounding out foreign words -even only to yourself- is actually fun. Maybe it helps reduce stress, too. Like singing karaoke.
Now that I can differentiate Chinese tones -not perfectly, but better than the first time I found the playlist- I finally find those audio courses on Spotify useful. I think it’s good for revising Chinese words/sentences I already learned from a textbook, but it’s just impossible for me to remember new ones just by listening only, without looking at them in writing. But I can look them up in dictionary.
There are also many other albums for learning Chinese (and other languages) on Spotify. ###