Tough sounds -e (phrases)
In series Tough sounds (advanced)
Keep working on your Mandarin "e" sound, well into the intermediate level. It's worth it! Practice the following words and phrases to be sure that you've got a good handle on these tough sounds.
Pronunciation Tips for Tough sounds -e (B1)
At this point you should already be familiar with the simpler A2 tough sounds for "e", so you're essentially just practicing longer strings of the same sounds. If you are already intermediate-level in terms of listening but have not learned the correct pronunciation for "e" sounds, you absolutely need to immediately.
Remember to start out slow, pronouncing the sounds as accurately as possible. Increase speed gradually, but not sacrificing correct pronunciation.
Tough Sound Words: Tough sounds -e (B1)
The words and phrases in the following table are designed to give you a good pronunciation workout. Practice them on your own and practice them with your teacher.
|饿了||è le||has become hungry|
|热的||rè de||hot; hot one|
|热水||rè shuǐ||hot water|
|热可可||rè kěkě||hot cocoa|
|喝可乐||hē kělè||to drink cola|
|喝热水||hē rè shuǐ||to drink hot water|
|这个车||zhè gè chē||this car|
|这个厕所||zhè gè cèsuǒ||this toilet|
|饿了喝可乐||è le hē kělè||if hungry, drink cola|
|厕所里很热||cèsuǒ li hěn rè||it's hot in the restroom|
If these are too difficult for you, don't forget that we also have these same sounds at the elementary (A2) level.
Tough Sound Video Practice: Tough sounds -e (B1)
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