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Lesson 01 – Phonetics Hello

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Learn Chinese, free online audio coursesPinyin pronunciation, rules of phonetic spelling, retroflex final.

xlike sh in sheep but with the corners of the lips drawn back

Read and type Chinese on your computer

Tones ChangesA 3rd tone, when immediatlely followed by another 3rd tone, should pe pronounced in the 2nd tone.

Mandarin Chinese has four pitched tones and a toneless tone.

(final) a nasalized soung like the ng in bang without pronouncing the g

Starts at the top, then falls sharp and strong to the bottom

There have been many different systems of transcription used for learning to pronounce Chinese. Today the official transcription accepted on an international basis is the Pinyin alphabet, developed in China at the end of the 1950s.

Memorize, practice and test your vocabulary from lesson 1

like an in can (without stressing the n)

Vocabulary : Im sorry, Thank you, See you tomorrow.

Particular attention should be paid to the pronunciation of the so-called aspirated consonants. It is necessary to breath heavily after the consonant is pronounced.

like er in sister (american pronounciation)

Starts medium in tone, then rises to the top

Review and memorize online chinese lessons vocabulary. Characters, pinyin and english definition.

InitialsA syllable in Chinese is composed of an initial, which is a consonant that begins the syllable, and a final, wich covers the rest of the syllable.

Click on the picture to get more information about the character.Learn Chinese Characters

Starts low, dips to the bottom, then rises toward the top

4 first chinese characters : et . Learn the stroke order.

when preceded by an initial, are written as

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