Learn to speak the 4 different Mandarin tones, which change the meaning of a word. Gabrielle speaks them using different words as examples, with the Pinyin displayed for each. Like for "ma":"mā" - the first tone; this means "mother""má" - the second tone; this means "numb""mǎ" - the third tone; this means "horse""mà" - the fourth tone; this means "swear"
This video (see at YouTube) is of beginner level difficulty. It has subtitles in English and Pinyin.
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