In this pinyin lesson, we learn four compound finals, which are ang, eng, ing, ong. We also learn some Chinese characters that use "ang, eng, ing, ong". In addition, you can have listening exercises and quizzes for ang, eng, ing, ong.
Finals are all possible combinations of semivowels coming before the vowel, the nucleus vowel, and final vowel.
There are 14 compound finals (复韵母) and 14 nasal finals (鼻韵母).
Compound finals: ai, ei, ui; ao, ou, iu; ie, üe; er; ia, iao; ua, uo, uai
Nasal finals: an, en; in, un, ün; ang, eng, ing, ong; ian, iang, iong; uan, uang
Pronunciation Guide for ang, eng, ing, ong
The following guide is given in terms of English pronunciation. They are approximate, as there are some sounds of Pinyin do not correspond directly to sounds in English.
1. ang: as ong in “song”.
2. eng: as eng in “length”.
3. ing: as ing in “sing”.
4. ong: as “u + eng”.
Chinese Character: 脏
English translation: dirty
Chinese Character: 灯
English translation: lamp
Chinese Character: 鹰
English translation: eagle
Chinese Character: 东
English translation: east
Exercises and Quiz:
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