Tough sounds r- (phrases)

As an intermediate learner, you should now be fairly familiar with Mandarin "r" sound, but you probably still need more practice to get it right consistently. 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 r- (B1)


At this point you should already be familiar with the simpler A2 tough sounds for "r", 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 "r" 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 r- (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.

Audio Chinese Pinyin English
日本人 Rìběn rén Japanese person
不吃猪肉 bù chī zhūròu to not eat pork
日本不热 Rìběn bù rè Japan is not hot
日本很热 Rìběn hěn rè Japan is very hot
出差的日期 chūchāi de rìqī the date of departure for a business trip
不让我吃肉 bù ràng wǒ chī ròu to not let me eat meat
容易找到入口 róngyì zhǎodào rùkǒu easy to find the entrance
当然认识你 dāngrán rènshi nǐ of course (someone) knows you
去日本很容易 qù Rìběn hěn róngyì going to Japan is very easy
去日本的日期 qù Rìběn de rìqī the date of departure for Japan

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 r- (B1)

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