Chinese/English Language Exchange Activity

Language Exchange Activity of the Week – First Week!

I’m happy to announce the first language exchange activity. From now on, I will post one new activity every week. language exchange logo

This is an activity to do to improve pronunciation for Mandarin and English practicers. Practicing with tongue twisters can be a fun way to practice pronunciation and gain confidence speaking!



Lí hé ní

Shù shàng y?u lí,
dì shàng y?u ní.
F?ng gu? lí,
lì luò dì.
L? g?n ní,
ní zh?n lí.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?


X? Sh? s?shí sìshísì.

The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.


L?osh? shìbúshi sìshísìsuìde?

Green glass globes glow greenly.

niúláng liàn liúniáng
liúniáng niàn niúláng
niúláng niánnián liàn liúniáng
liúniáng liánlián niàn niúláng.

If you understand, say “understand”.
If you don’t understand, say “don’t understand”.
But if you understand and say “don’t understand”.
how do I understand that you understand. Understand!?


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One Response to Chinese/English Language Exchange Activity

  1. zhiyan says:

    I think you got some typos in the first mandarin tongue twister
    the correct one seems to be
    ???? ????? ????? ???? ???? ???? ???
    [li x? ni, ?u ???? jou li, ti ??? jou ni, f?? kw? li, li luo ti, li kw?n ni, ni t?a?n li]-IPA
    [li2 he2 ni2, shu4 shang4 you3 li2, di4 shang4 you3 ni2, feng1 gua1 li2, li2 luo4 di4, li2 gun3 ni2, ni2 zhan1 li2]-pinyin
    Pear and Mud. There’s a pear on the tree, mud on the ground, the wind blows the pears, the pears fall to the ground, the pears roll in the mud, the mud sticks to the pears.

    ???? ??? literally means “particle” falls to the ground, “inside” sticks to the mud…
    which really does not make sense?????

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