Congratulations! Since you have finished the first sound of Mandarin Chinese! If you jumped the gun or loaded on this page accidentally, please go back to the first sound [a].

The reason I want you to learn well [a] is that we will use it frequently in this lesson. Today, we are going to learn [m]. These two sounds are initials(consonantes). So when you combine  a initial with a final, you pronounce a word!

Just like a lot of babies who speak their  first words as Ma (mother/father), today we will learn how to say mother in Chinese.

I like this one. Because as a Chinese, I always have difficulty pronouncing the counterpart of it in English. Hopefully, you will do it very in Chinese.

Now let us combine m and a. Listen and repeat: