Basic Chinese Pinyin Rules

Written by Rosie Wang


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3.1 Syllables starting with "a", "o" or "e", just write downrepparttar final.

For example:

安 ān ( safe ), 鸥 ōu ( seagull ) 恩 en 恩 ( favor ), 昂 ng ( raise )

3.2 Syllables starting with "i", replace "i" with "y". For example:

严 yn ( strict ), 也 yě ( too )

Exceptions:

Forrepparttar 139882 single vowel "i", andrepparttar 139883 nasals "in" and "ing", "y" is added before "i", resulting in "yi", "yin", and "ying";

Spell "you" for "iu", 有 yǒu ( have )

3.3 Syllables starting with "u", replace "u" with "w".

For example:

完 wn ( finish ), 外 wi ( outside )

王 wng ( king ), 网 wǎng ( net )

Exceptions:

Forrepparttar 139884 single vowel "u", "w" is added before "u", resulting in "wu";

Spell "wen" for "un";

Spell "wei" for "ui".

3.4 Syllables starting with "", replace "" with "yu".

For example:

雨 yǔ ( rain ), 孕 yn ( pregnant )

园yun ( circle ), 约 yuē ( appointment )

4. R-ending

The "er" (儿) sound can follow finals to form retroflection, add "r" atrepparttar 139885 end ofrepparttar 139886 syllable in this case.

For example:

小孩儿 xiǎo hi er ( little kids )

雨点儿 yǔ diǎn er ( rain drops )

树枝儿 sh zhī er ( tree branch )

Again, it is good to know these rules to understand how to spell a character from Pinyin, but don't be intimidated by these Pinyin rules.

The more you practice,repparttar 139887 more you will feel comfortable when speaking Chinese. You will eventually learn these rules without even realizing they exist, like most Chinese people do.

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The Chinese Alphabet - Is There Such A Thing?

Written by Rosie Wang


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There are no letters in Chinese and therefore, there is no alphabet in Chinese writing.

The earlier form of characters developed fromrepparttar graphic representation of certain objects, for example,repparttar 139850 shape of a moon was used to write a moon.

As time went on, it became much more complex or even possible at all to represent words in graphic. The majority ofrepparttar 139851 symbols today do not have a direct link between shape and meaning. What stays in common is that they all represent a concept and not a sound.

Chinese characters represent concepts, ideas or objects. Although there are some relationship betweenrepparttar 139852 structures of each symbol and its pronunciation,repparttar 139853 symbols can't be broken down into smaller components to construct a new word.



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