Learn Chinese Pinyin in 21 Days – Day 19: Tones Rules

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In Chinese it is always very important to pronounce characters and words with correct tone. In transliterated Chinese, tone markings are written over the central vowels in most syllables. Some syllables have no specific tone, and then no sign is put above any vowel, or called neutral tone. In Mandarin Chinese there are four tones… Read more »

Learn Chinese Pinyin in 21 Days – Day 15: Finals, ia, iao

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In this pinyin lesson, we learn two compound finals, which are ia, iao. We also learn some Chinese characters that use “ia, iao”. In addition, you can have listening exercises and quizzes for ia, iao. Finals Finals are all possible combinations of semivowels coming before the vowel, the nucleus vowel, and final vowel. There are… Read more »

The Pinyin Course You must Take to Learn Chinese

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Kids Chinese Podcast: Newsletter No.6 Dear subscribers, Welcome to Chinese Lessons at KidsChinesePodcast.com! Thank you very much for your continue support! The Pinyin Course You must Take to Learn Chinese Learning Chinese Pinyin is the first step to learn Chinese. To master Pinyin is so important for learning Chinese, because Pinyin is a must to… Read more »

Learn Chinese Pinyin in 21 Days – Day 1: Tones

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What are the Chinese tones? In English, tones are used to indicate whether a sentence is a statement or a question. Changing the tone in English will change the mood or the emphasis of the sentence, but not the meaning of the sentence. Chinese sentences apply the same rules. However, Chinese is a tonal language;… Read more »

Pinyin Crash Course: Learn Chinese Pinyin in 21 Days

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In “Pin Yin”, we talked about why Chinese Pinyin is so critical for learning Chinese, and why to learn Pinyin first is a must to build a solid pronunciation foundation for your listening and speaking skills. To start learning Mandarin Chinese language from pinyin is compulsory in Chinese schools and basically, every Chinese in Mainland… Read more »

Pinyin

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Pinyin is essential and most fundamental knowledge for all serious Chinese learners. If you are learning Chinese, no matter if you are a beginner or an advanced learner, you shall be aware of paramount importance of Pinyin. Good knowledge in Pinyin can greatly help you express yourself more clearly; it can also help you in… Read more »