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Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you'll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes.

Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 Lessons 6-10 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Mandarin Chinese.

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Critic Reviews

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)

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A methodical way to learn a difficult language.

The course is well thought out. I was able to use some of the phrases in China when meeting people and riding in taxis. The language is hard for me and I had to listen to most of the lessons more than once, but the pimsleur method is very good.

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Very useful as a pronunciation guide

I used this to help create speaking, listening and tone pronunciation habits, complementing my HSK level 1 reading and writing courses.

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Great course for learning Mandarin for beginners

Great for beginners or people needing a refresh. great to hear multiple people speak both male and female pronunciation which is hard to find.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-2018

More for Beginners than Intermediate - Lacks Vocab

This lesson has good repetition to help lock in some vocabulary and grammar, but overall you won't learn that many words from the lessons so it's still very basic. The repetitiveness can be a bit of a bore to get through and there isn't a ton of creativity in the lessons, but it's functional and will help you learn basic sentence structure at least.

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  • Barbara
  • 07-08-2018

way overpriced, but really excellent otherwise

If you look at my reviews you will see I have purchased other audiobooks to learn Mandarin. I actually learned from all of them. Pimsleur seems to take the most time to make sure you get sentence structure, order, how to pronounce most words, etc. There are still words that they say fast one or two times and don't take the time to go over slowly. I'm thinking of the word for Mr and Miss in Lesson 8. Still I listen to this as much as I can, every time I am in the car, etc. and it really does help a lot. It is though extremely overpriced.

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  • Miracle
  • 18-03-2016

I love Pimsleur!

If you could sum up Chinese (Man) Phase 1, Unit 06-10 in three words, what would they be?

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What was one of the most memorable moments of Chinese (Man) Phase 1, Unit 06-10?

One of my most memorable moments, personally, was when I found myself translating a particularly challenging sentence construction in English; and I was able to do it effortlessly. What a great feeling. Thanks, Pimsleur.

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  • busa
  • 16-04-2021

Too Short

first off I would like to say that I do like the style of learning in these audiobooks. the problem is they are a bit too short for your money. they also don't do a very good job of explaining there are different words in Chinese for the same thing. I have learned from previous books and am finding a lot of words they use are different than the ones I have learned before. this is okay I expected it but it is not okay that they do not explain this to the listener. I feel like they could make these five hours and get a much better product out.

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  • Marshall Richey
  • 12-02-2020

Pimsleur Is The Shit.....

Awesome way to begin learning a different language. Was able to say more complete sentences in a week than I was in a full semester of college.

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  • Just me here
  • 24-01-2018

if you stick to it it will work for you

you learn phrases, and then you learn how to switch the words in between, I did this with Spanish and it worked quite well as I was the very top of the class. That way it's learning grammar comes more easily

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  • Mahmood S
  • 16-02-2017

Overall a good audio book

I like the style and method they use to teach Chinese and I'm happy with my progress. however, I feel like the speed at which it goes on is very slow. I have a feeling it's gonna take me a very long time before I can actually have a conversation in Mandarin.

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  • Joseph
  • 12-08-2015

Effortless!

I never thought learning a new language could be so easy! Even something as seemingly complicated as Mandarin Chinese.
I'm now a firm believer of the Pimsleur system; it really works!
Simply repeat what you hear (aloud!) and answer the questions and before you know it you're able to carry on small conversations!
I am always looking forward to the next time I and pop in this book and learn more Chinese!

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  • Cori Markowski
  • 13-10-2019

great in every language!

The lessons flow together logically and the conversational nature used makes remembering words much easier than traditional methods.

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  • RICHARD
  • 13-08-2019

Best language program ever!!!

This is a fantastic program for learning fluency in any language available. Super effective! I'm always surprised by how quickly I'm learning!

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  • Mr R.
  • 17-04-2020

Great Language Program.

You could do with a printable list of the content, some of the pronunciations are hard to hear. Apart from that a very interesting way to learn a language.

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