Mandarin-Chinese is a tonal language. Tones are more like music notes, which guide you how to pronounce each character. In this sense, speaking Mandarin-Chinese is more like singing.
It sounds fun but might be confusing to English speakers who are never exposed to tonal languages. However, if you know the trick, you will find it is not difficult at all.
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We will learn a number song. Below is the lyric in Mandarin Chinese. Take a look to see if you know the number.
Do you know how to count eleven? Easy! 十一. Twelve? 十二. Thirteen? 十三. Fourteen? 十四. Fifteen? 十五. Twenty? 二十. Twenty one? 二十一. Twenty two? 二十二. Thirty? 三十. Forty? 四十. Fifty? 五十. One hundred? 一百 (yi4 bai3). One thousand? 一千 (yi4 qian1).
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