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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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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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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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Great except for narrator that says random words

I've been listening to the Mandarin Pimsleur course on my way to work and it's been a godsend to help me communicate with my MIL. However, during certain parts, a narration would overwrite the lesson for about 3 seconds.

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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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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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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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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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  • Michael
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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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