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Mandarin Parallel Audio - Volume 1

Learn Mandarin with 501 Random Phrases Using Parallel Audio
Narrated by: Lingo Jump
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Languages, Other Languages
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Summary

We will have you speaking Mandarin (simplified) in no time! 

Lingo Jump's parallel-audio language-learning system makes it easy to learn languages at your leisure. Whether you're relaxing or on the go, our simple, clear, and fun audio lessons help you learn through imitation of our speakers. 

Immerse yourself in a new language with confidence - we're here to get you talking with ease using phrases you'll learn through parallel audio. 

Listen and Learn parallel audio is the key to Lingo Jump's language-learning methodology. Through repetition of clearly pronounced words and phrases at a tempo that's easy to follow, you'll not only find it easier to understand and speak Mandarin, you'll also improve your memory, boost your listening skills, and pick up the correct accent. 

Our speakers follow a specific speech pattern throughout the audiobook, making phrases predictable and helping you understand words and phrases through context. We keep you solely focused on the language, without any distracting background music. 

We know not everyone speaks in the same way. Dialects, tempos, and accents can vary among a country's regions, and even among quarters within a city. So when you start, you'll hear our audiobook narrators using different intonations of repeated phrases, slowing them down, speeding them up, and placing emphasis on different parts of the phrases. This helps accelerate your ability to understand and speak the language naturally. 

Lingo Jump’s unique parallel-audio language-learning system combines repetition, different speeds, and predictable speech patterns. Simply listening to the repeated phrases helps you pick up languages by instinct, preparing your brain for a language’s repeated patterns. It’s like we’re throwing a ball to you in the same way over and over so that soon you can catch it without thinking about it. 

Perfect for all levels.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio 

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Not as great as expected

Initially, I was pretty excited to listen to British English alongside variously emphasised Mandarin Chinese, but I barely lasted half of PART A, chapter one before it became absolutely jarring. However, I appreciate the native speaker's slowed speech as you can really pick up how it is pronounced, in particular, the tones used!
The phrases really are random and do not link to each other as you would find in the usual language audio which covers phrases by topics - you literally bounce from "The plate is hot" to "Do you have a girlfriend" followed by "The previous week..." Definitely true to its title. Very confusing though - like a previous customer mentioned previously!

What's more, the pdf that you are provided doesn't even feature pinyin! You'll have to fill it in yourself if you really want to memorise the hanzi in the long-run, as opposed to pure memory recall.
In short, it was a great idea at first, but in the long run, I'm not too sure... I'd much rather stick to actual apps in comparison. Would not consider the second vol either, sorry.

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mandarin parallel audio

Could have been brilliant if they'd used a variety of speakers, unstead of the same woman with badly pronounced tones.

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  • Joseph Mark Cook
  • 15-07-19

Not bad

This method to learn languages is pretty dry; listening to one narrator in English and the other repeat him 3 -4 times in Chinese can be hard to digest. But when I am only able to listen while working, this is a helpful option.