Languages › Mandarin Mandarin Chinese Audio Clips Share Flipboard Email Print Mandarin Pronunciation Mandarin History and Culture Vocabulary Understanding Chinese Characters By Qiu Gui Su Chinese Language Expert Qiu Gui Su is a native Mandarin speaker who has taught Mandarin Chinese for over 20 years. our editorial process Qiu Gui Su Updated June 18, 2017 Audio clips are very useful for developing your pronunciation and listening skills. Mandarin Tones Mandarin is a tonal language - words have different meanings depending on how they are pronounced. The four tones of Mandarin Chinese are the essential building blocks for mastering the language. These audio clips will help you in your pronunciation as well as your recognition of the four Mandarin tones. The Four TonesThe Importance of TonesTone Exercises Mandarin Pronunciation Audio clips of the 21 consonants and 16 vowels of Mandarin Chinese. Beginning Mandarin - Grammatical Concepts Mandarin grammar is quite simple when compared to European languages. There are a few snags though, and these audio clips will help you get the basics of Mandarin grammar down pat while giving you some basic vocabulary. Mandarin QuestionsAnswering Yes and NoSpecifying LocationsGiving Directions Basic Mandarin Vocabulary Use these audio clips to learn basic Mandarin vocabulary and phrases. Mandarin GreetingsWhere Do You Live?Mandarin NumbersThe Mandarin CalendarMandarin TimeMandarin ColorsNorth American Cities Developing Vocabulary Continue to develop your Mandarin Chinese grammar with these audio clips for particular situations. Using the PhoneHotel VocabularyChinese FoodRestaurant VocabularyShopping VocabularyShopping for ClothesBanking VocabularyChristmas Vocabulary Advanced Vocabulary The Daily Mandarin section contains words and phrases for intermediate to advanced students. Each Daily Mandarin entry contains example phrases and audio clips.