绕口令 (ràokǒulìng) Tongue twisters!

One good way to pay attention to your tones, and those sounds in Chinese that are so similar, is to spend some time breaking your mouth. I mean 绕口令 (ràokǒulìng) tongue twisters, of course! I know it may seem like they just exist to annoy people and bite their tongues, but this one really does…

新年快乐!(xīn nián kuài lè!) Happy New Year! Time for tones!

新年快乐!Do you remember what this means? I hope so ^_^ Happy New Year! Chinese New Year will soon be upon us, which means it’s a time for family, overeating, and 红包 (hóng bāo)! 红包 (hóng bāo)—if you didn’t know already—are red packets, with money inside, given as a new year’s gift. In the Chinese Calendar,…