Pronunciation Challenge

The examples you find in the pronunciation challenge are common mistakes that my students have made. Let' practice together so that you can avoid making the same mistakes!

Here are audio examples of the pronunciation challenge! I've recorded the example at 3 different speeds: normal talking speed, slow, and very slow.. Furthermore, the normal talking speed is digitally slowed down. When we speak at a normal speed, sometimes sounds may slightly change compared to when we purposefully slowly articulate every word. With the digitally slowed down version, you can take the time to hear the difference between the two versions! Enjoy!

Pronunciation Challenge 05

<English/ français>

他是老實的老師,老是被學生欺負。

Tā shì lǎo shí de lǎo shī, lǎo shì bèi xué shēng qīfù.

EN: He is an honest (nice/naive) teacher, [so] he is always mistreated by his students.

FR: Il est un professeur honnête (gentil / naïf), [alors] il est toujours maltraité par ses élèves.

Pronunciation Challenge 04

<English/ français>

傻瞎子在沙子裡尋找蝦子

Shǎ xiāzi zài shāzi lǐ xúnzhǎo xiāzi

EN: A blind idiot is looking for shrimps in sand.

FR: Un aveugle stupide cherche des crevettes dans le sable.

Pronunciation Challenge 03

<English/ français>

雞蛋裡有一顆子彈。

Jī dàn lǐ yǒu yī kē zǐ dàn

EN: There is a bullet in the egg.

FR: Il y a une balle dans l’oeuf.

Pronunciation Challenge 02

<English/ français>

我吃醋了!因為她跟他一起出去吃醋。

Wǒ chīcùle! Yīnwèi tā gēn tā yīqǐ chūqù chīcù.

EN: I am jealous! Because she went out to eat vinegar with him!

FR: Je suis jaloux! Parce qu'elle est sortie manger du vinaigre avec lui!

<English/ français>

這個竹子柱子上的句子裡有”橘子”。

Zhège zhú zǐ zhùzi shàng de jùzi li yǒu” júzi”.

EN: There is [the word] “orange” in the sentence inscribed on this bamboo pillar.

FR: Il y a [le mot] “orange” dans la phrase inscrite sur le pilier en bambou.

Pronunciation challenge 06

<English/ Français>

我們國家武力很強,但是無理的領導人無力領導。

Wǒmen guójiā wǔlì hěn qiáng, dànshì wúlǐ de lǐngdǎo rén wúlì lǐngdǎo.

EN: Our country’s military force is very strong, but the unreasonable leader is unable to lead.

FR: La force militaire de notre pays est très forte, mais le dirigeant déraisonnable est incapable de diriger.