Listen Vocabulary Activity Podcast Review Comments (32) Previous Lesson Next Lesson 32 Responses to “CT_061: The Four Tones Revisited” Bazza ç™½é” February 5, 2007 Excellent lesson, but how do we access the level 2 premium section? February 5, 2007 at 12:13 pm Log in to Reply admin February 5, 2007 Hi Bazza, for now the Premium section will be released on the “off days.” It will be centered around a Premium podcast that reviews the lesson, so that you will have something to listen to almost everyday of the week. Hope that’s okay. February 5, 2007 at 12:18 pm Log in to Reply jemini February 5, 2007 At This rate, how many years will it take to get to the intermediate level? February 5, 2007 at 5:12 pm Log in to Reply admin February 5, 2007 At this point, we have completed about 10 hours of material over a 5 month period so we’re still at a relatively basic level albeit higher than when we first started. At each 10 hour junction I will try to slowly increase the difficulty level. I am hesitant to label the levels as “basic” or “intermediate” since that definition may vary from one person to another. For those interested in more in depth resources, expect to see more “side” material introduced over the next few months to supplement what is being taught in the main course. There is also work being done on a separate intermediate podcast to satisfy those wanting more of a challenge. February 5, 2007 at 6:02 pm Log in to Reply Bazza ç™½é” February 6, 2007 With the flashcard thing, would it be possible to add an option to just log your highest score for each particular test? For example if you got 9/10 first time, then did it again and got 10/10, the 10/10 score would replace the 9/10. February 6, 2007 at 4:10 pm Log in to Reply admin February 6, 2007 Hi Bazza, I’ve updated it to just keep your last score. So if you do it again, your new score will replace your old score even if it’s lower. The reason it’s done this way is that some lessons have more than 10 questions so while you may get the first ten right, you may not get all right the next time. Let me know if it’s not working this way. February 6, 2007 at 6:30 pm Log in to Reply Bazza ç™½é” February 7, 2007 It still seems to work the same. It still logs them all. February 7, 2007 at 12:21 pm Log in to Reply admin February 7, 2007 Can you reset all lessons and try it again? Let me know if you still have this error. February 7, 2007 at 12:31 pm Log in to Reply Bazza ç™½é” February 7, 2007 Yeah, still the same after resetting all. February 7, 2007 at 4:18 pm Log in to Reply Luobot February 7, 2007 Bazza – I noticed the same problem and here’s what I’m doing until this gets fixed: First, before retaking a test, click the reset for that row. (Don’t click “Reset All” – just reset the row for the test that you’re going to retake.) Then retake the test and it will be the only row there when your done retaking the test. In effect, you have the result from the last test taken. It’s obviously not a permanent solution, but it works as a temporary work-around to achieve the same result. February 7, 2007 at 7:34 pm Log in to Reply admin February 9, 2007 Ok guys, I’ve updated the flashcard program (it has new lessons too!). Can you tell me if the above bug has been fixed? February 9, 2007 at 11:37 am Log in to Reply Luobot February 9, 2007 I just played a few rounds in audio mode, got 9/10 the first time and 10/10 the second time. Only the 10/10 shows so I guess its working. At least I like the score! February 9, 2007 at 1:12 pm Log in to Reply Bazza ç™½é” February 11, 2007 Yeah, it works ok for me now. 🙂 February 11, 2007 at 6:27 pm Log in to Reply Craig Rosenthal October 13, 2009 Hi I have downloaded the lessons to my ipod nano but even when I press the centre wheel I can’t see the lesson summaries. October 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm Log in to Reply Adam October 14, 2009 Hi Craig, Try pressing the center wheel button a few times – it cycles through various view modes, one of which should be the lesson summaries. Let me know if this works. October 14, 2009 at 1:02 am Log in to Reply Kameier June 13, 2012 Just wondering if there is any way of getting the premium podcast into my iPod? I can’t find it in iTunes, and there is no download button. I must be missing something. thanks! June 13, 2012 at 3:09 am Log in to Reply Kameier June 13, 2012 Hey, I’ve worked out the premium podcasts. I did a lot of searching to find it, and the last hitch was my name was really my email address. Quite confusing all in all, but thanks! I’m there. June 13, 2012 at 3:29 am Log in to Reply Luise (admin) June 13, 2012 Sorry about the trouble. There should be a link to the Premium RSS in the footer below. June 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm Log in to Reply rtowner May 4, 2015 I have just subscribed to CLO and would rate myself as intermediate. I have just tried the typing tests in this lesson to check the accuracy of the choice of characters. The fifth test ‘zuotian, zuo shi na yi sheng’ lists five ‘zuo’ to choose from, none of which is the correct character – 昨. I hope such a mistake in your material is an exception rather than the rule, otherwise I shall feel I have wasted my subscription. Roy Towner May 4, 2015 at 11:33 am Log in to Reply admin May 4, 2015 Hi Roy, We have implemented a 3rd party input method editor for Chinese characters on the site, but unfortunately it’s not perfect. It should be fine 90%+ of the time. But in the odd time it isn’t, then to get the right character you sometimes have to add a full word like 昨天 first, to get the right 昨, before deleting the 天 after it. Another option is to just use your own Chinese input editor to get the right character. Let me know if you have further questions. May 4, 2015 at 11:59 am Log in to Reply rtowner May 6, 2015 Thanks for this. Apart from this one (minor) gripe, I really like the overall format and ease of use. May 6, 2015 at 5:31 am Log in to Reply ryhow1 April 21, 2016 I’m confused. Where can I download the podcast for any lessons past section 1, so basically anything 2-7. I love listening to these on the go, then doing the work later at home, but I can only seem to listen to 2-7 online and not via podcast or downloadable content. April 21, 2016 at 9:14 am Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) April 21, 2016 Sorry for the confusion. I have emailed you instructions on how to download the lessons. Let me know if they aren’t clear. April 21, 2016 at 9:22 am Log in to Reply ryhow1 April 21, 2016 Completely my mistake. Thank you! April 21, 2016 at 9:27 am Log in to Reply Luís R. April 24, 2016 Is there also an iTunes feed for the review audio on this level? I can’t seem to find it, only the lessons. April 24, 2016 at 12:47 am Log in to Reply Luís R. April 24, 2016 Oh, nevermind. I now realize they’re in the same feed (unlike Level 1, where there were two distinct feeds) April 24, 2016 at 12:54 am Log in to Reply email@example.com April 30, 2016 In the Podcast Review questions, your last question reads “德国德国是第几声?” this should be “德国的国是第几声?” April 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) April 30, 2016 Thanks – should be fixed now. April 30, 2016 at 7:24 pm Log in to Reply henrikmarcel March 8, 2021 I’ve always wondered about this (and after the lesson still am): How should I ask “zuotian, zuo shi na yi sheng?” if I have no idea about which tone is “zuo” or “tian”? Then how should I pronounce “zuotian” or “zuo” to even ask the question? March 8, 2021 at 2:52 am Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) March 11, 2021 Yes in this case you would first have to establish the context of what word you’re referring to before asking what tone it is. So perhaps if you already know “jintian” and “mingtian” you could refer to those correctly then ask “na zuotian de zuo shi na yi sheng?” hoping they realize which word you’re referring to now. Without that context it would be hard for them to reply. March 11, 2021 at 2:33 pm Log in to Reply henrikmarcel March 12, 2021 I get it. Giving context always helps. Thanks! However, that still leaves me with the question of how to pronounce zuo in that example. Have you found any of the five tones work particularly well for that? Or should I make up an imaginary tone (e.g. rising-falling) or even say the “zuo1zuo2zuo3zuo4 tian1 de zuo1zuo2zuo3zuo4 shi na yi sheng?” March 12, 2021 at 3:01 am Log in to Reply Adam (Admin) March 16, 2021 In this case you could use the neutral tone or whatever tone you want to guess. Assuming the correct context has been given and your partner understands what word / character you’re referring to, he / she should be able to correct you with the right tone. 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