I'm trying to get a head start on learning Chinese before I arrive in Taiwan in February and would like to learn the bopomofo system. Can anyone point me to some resources? I'm especially looking for some kind of video or game where I can listen and guess how a word is written. It would even be helpful to have a video that was subtitled in zhuyin fuhao.
I have been listening to a few podcasts as well as the CD that accompanies the Teach Yourself Chinese book, but I keep getting hung up on the zh/ch/sh/r z/c/s q/j sounds as well as some of the vowels, especially the dipthongs. A friend suggested that part of my pronunciation and comprehension difficulties could be in failing to overcome my native language bias, and I think she's absolutely correct. So I think it would be useful, at least in the beginning stages, to start getting the hang of Chinese sounds by using a completely different writing system. The problem is that to my knowledge, the zhuyin fuhao system isn't widely used by second language learners or outside of Taiwan. I would love for some resources similar to what preschool Taiwanese use! Does anybody have any leads?
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