the above transcription of mandarin is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.
mandarin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word mandarin occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
mandarin is pronounced in three syllables
press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of mandarin