Read Chinese Online - How To Configure Your Computer To Display Chinese Characters

Written by Rosie Wang


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Most ofrepparttar time, you browser should automatically detect pages with Chinese content and display them properly. But in case your browser does not do that, you need manually adjustrepparttar 139883 setting to enable your browser to view Chinese characters by changing character encoding.

In Internet Explorer menu, click View to select encoding. If you don't know whatrepparttar 139884 page encoding is, you may have to experiment withrepparttar 139885 encoding options.

The most common character encodings are GB (for simplified), Big5( for traditional), and UTF-8 (for both - also known as unicode).

On Netscape, you can change from "View" and then "Character Set" onrepparttar 139886 main menu as stated above.

To check if your computer is configured properly, try to read this page: http://www.learn-chinese-language-online.com/chinese-grammar.html . If you can readrepparttar 139887 Chinese characters on this page, congratulation!



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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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