Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview

Written by Rosie Wang

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The consonant that begins a syllable is initial (listen torepparttar pronunciation in mp3 format online at , they can be:

b, p, m, f, d, t, n, l, g, k, h, j, q, x, z, c, s, zh, ch, sh, r, y, w

The rest parts afterrepparttar 139849 initial are finals. Final ( listen torepparttar 139850 pronunciation in mp3 format online at ) can be a single vowel, a combination of vowels, or combination of vowels and nasals 'n' or 'ng':

There are 6 simple finals which are single vowels, they are : a, o, e, i, u, Ł .

The others are compound finals, they are:

ai, ao, ou, ei, ia, ie, iao, iou, ua, uo, uai, uei, Łe,

an, ang, ong, en, eng, in, ing, ian, iang, iong, uen, ueng, uan, uang, Łn, Łan

The combination of 21 initials and 33 finals in Mandarin romanization (there are five more finals, but they sharerepparttar 139851 same symbols as other finals) form about 420 different sounds.

A word consists of initial + final + tone. In some cases,repparttar 139852 initial can be omitted.

Although most ofrepparttar 139853 sounds are generally close to how they are used and pronounced in English, some don't follow English letters exactly and are pronounced differently.

Pay extra attention torepparttar 139854 differences and listen closely to each Chinese sound, it takes practices to pronounce correctly.

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