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Chinese Pinyin- Tones

Mandarin has four tones--five if you count the "neutral" tone--and as you'll see below, pronouncing the tone just right is very important.

Chinese Pinyin- Initials and Finals

In speech, Chinese words are created using just 21 beginning sounds called initials, and 37 ending sounds called finals. Initials and finals, of course, combine to create the basic sounds of Chinese.

Learn Chinese Pinyin

Chinese Pinyin is essential and most fundamental knowledge for all serious Chinese learners. The following introduce the basic knowledge of Chinese Pinyin.



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