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Chinese Alphabet & Pronunciation | Mandarin Pinyin Course

Pan Yue, Mandarin Chinese Teacher

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9 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Pinyin1. Introduction

      2:56
    • 2. Pinyin2. Six Main Finals (a o e i u ü )

      5:08
    • 3. Pinyin3. Initials Part 1

      4:07
    • 4. Pinyin4. Initials Part 2

      6:31
    • 5. Pinyin5. Initials Part 3

      5:48
    • 6. Pinyin6. Compound Finals Part 1

      7:48
    • 7. Pinyin7. Compound Finals Part 2

      5:28
    • 8. Pinyin8. Compound Finals Part 3

      7:15
    • 9. Pinyin9. Tone Drills

      4:05

About This Class

This is a comprehensive Pinyin course for beginners that can help you build a solid foundation to learn Chinese.

This class will cover:

  • How to pronounce all the initials, finals, and tones.
  • Learn some practical words while practicing Pinyin.
  • Basic Pinyin rules

 This class is for:

  • Beginners who want to start learning Mandarin Chinese and build a solid foundation in Chinese pronunciation.
  • Students who are learning Chinese that need help to standardize their pronunciation.

About me:

My name is Pan Yue, a native Chinese speaker and a Mandarin Chinese teacher with 8+ years classroom and tutoring experience. I also hold a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

Why Learn Pinyin?

  • Pinyin is the official romanization system for Mandarin Chinese, which means, after learning Pinyin and having enough practice, you will be able to pronounce any word in Chinese.
  • Today, Pinyin is the most popular method for a native & non-native speaker to learn Chinese, and it’s also a common way to type Chinese characters on a keyboard.

 

 

 

Transcripts

1. Pinyin1. Introduction: Hi, everyone. How war should opinion? Welcome to my opinion course where you be learning everything about opinion. So what is opinion? Let's take me how, as an example, Ni Hao means hi or hello. So here we have me how in Chinese characters and then above the characters we have pinion So pinion is the Roman ization system off Chinese characters, which means after learning pinging, you will be able to pronounce any Chinese word. Now let's take a closer look at pinion opinion is made up off three parts and initial ah, final and a tell. So we'll use the same example me How so we have Indonesia a final and a talk and then and initial a final and a top How? Sell me how high Hello actually me means you and how means good. So when we are saying me how we are literally saying you get you are good. How many initials and finals are out there? The answer is we have 21 initials and 34 finals. Together they make 409th syllables as four tones. They are four main tones and a neutral tone. Let me give you an example So we have the initial mom and then the final see first home. My first of all is high and flood, Mom. So my means, Mom. Second time my my ma means hemp fibre or Lyndon. And then third tone. Uh uh, Ma means horse and then finally forced him. Mom, my ma means to sculpt. So even though the syllables are the same was different tones. The meanings are very different. So in our future, sessions will be learning all the initials finals and tones. Practical wars and sentences will also be added so that we can practice pin you with real words. Okay, that's all for today. Thank you for watching. I'll see you next time again. 2. Pinyin2. Six Main Finals (a o e i u ü ): Hi, everyone. That how was she? Welcome back. Today we are going to learn the sakes. Main finals. Uh oh. Uh mm. Um Mm. The 1st 1 is, Uh oh. Ah is like seeing your dentist. And you need to open your mouth and say, uh, in your tongue position at this time is flat and low self uh, next one. Oh, oh, your lips are round and you need to pull your tongue back a little bit. You get Oh, oh, oh, Next one. Uh, uh, sounds a little bit like in English dull. However, when you do that, you a sound You need to read your lips, so oh, uh, and actually pull with four stone. Oh, means hungry. So if you are hungry, you can say wall had book war hand book. Okay, Next one e has the double e sound. However, you need to raise your tongue a little bit higher and spread your lips. So oh, next one who has the double o sent? However, you need to run deal lives when you pronounce itself. Oh, okay. The last one. Mm mm. As you can see, when I do that, you sound now only my lips are round. They are also forward like the fish lips. And actually, you was second toe in Mainz Fish in Chinese self fish. Mm. This If you still haven't got a sound we could try to start questa e sound. So when you do e sound and make sure your lips around and forward you get you something has tried together e one more time. Now let's review one more time. You can read after me. Um um Oh! Oh! Uh uh Oh! Oh! Oh! Okay. Now let's do some tone drills with the six main finals. Uh uh uh uh Oh, all Oh oh, oh, Well, who? Uh oh, oh, oh, Well Mm. Yeah, yeah, yeah. And we learned go means hungry. And if you want to say I'm very hungry, you could say Wow, Warhead, look And you means fish. So yeah, Okay, that's all for today. Thank you so much for watching our next session. 3. Pinyin3. Initials Part 1: Hi, everyone. How warship Enya. Welcome back in the previous session, we learned that six main finals. They are, Uh oh. Hello. Mm mm. Today we're going to start learning. The initials will start with four today, but, oh, as you can hear the majority off the initials are actually not pronounced with the local court. That's why we're teaching. We usually add different finals to the initials so that we can hear them clearly. So for this group will be adding all in the end. Now they are becoming, like both Paul, Mom. Four. The 1st 1 is, but you need your two lips to pronounce itself. Well, Next one is Paul. So also, Patil lips Paul and then compare to Well, Paul has more air coming up. Next one is ma toe lips, Mom. Then the last one is full full. You actually use your are petite and your lower lip to pronounce so well before Okay, Now you can read after me Ball, Paul. Mom, Fall Now let's combine the four in the shows with the six main finals together. So 1st 1 we got the ball and then we have ah so together. Should be what next one, Paul. Oh, so, huh? Excellent, Ma. Uh, ma next one four. Oh, what? Good. And now let's move to the old line. Actually, when we learned the initials, we already have all sound in the end. So there we pronounced the same as the initials we just learned. So ball Paul Mom, fall good. Now let's move to the line. There is actually only one sound. So we have more and do so well. Next one, we have the e line cell being P. Now let's move to the line pool more full. Before we finished today's session, I have two bonus words for you. The 1st 1 is Bob Baba. So four still, Noto Baba means that next one. Mama Mama. First toe Noto. So Mama means Mom. Okay, that's all for today. Thank you so much for watching. I will see you next time 4. Pinyin4. Initials Part 2: Hi, everyone. That's how. Or should opinion. Welcome back in our previous session, we learn four initials They are Ball Paul. More four. Today we're going to learn 10 more initials. They are going to be divided into three groups. Group one, though. Call no law. That's right. You can hear the yourselves in the end. So for this group you need to pronounce was the tip of your tongue. Simply put the tip of your tongue on your hard palate kind of behind your upper teeth. Phil, go tall. No law. Okay, the 1st 1 is go. Go. 2nd 1 call call. So, compared to the tall has more air coming out next one. Same position. No, no. In the last one, Love Lo. Okay, Group two, go. Cool. So, as you can hear, we still have the yourself in this group. So for this group, you need a back up your tone to Purnell's. So relax, hotel. Let it be flight. And there raise the back of your tongue up. Go Cool. So Okay, the 1st 1 is go. Go. The 2nd 1 is call call. So compared to go call also has more air coming up next one. So who Group three? See? See? See? So we have the e sound in the end forties group. You need to use the front part of your tongue to pronounce. So this time put the tip of your tongue behind the top off your lower teeth. Spread your lips. Next one is see, See, So compared to see t has more air coming out last one. Same position, See, see to help you. To memorize D. C. C will be learning three different words. So actually see, with first home de in means chicken cell, see chicken, see chicken and actually see with first home is a member is number seven so see seven see seven last one c with first told it is west the Direction west So see west see west. Okay, now let's combined the 10 initials with the six main finals that we learned to do some pinion practice 1st 1 week up still and then ah so together should be one next one we got and ah so together should be, huh? Next one we got no and, uh, so ne Next one is look and ah so together La next one is cool and, uh, so, uh, thanks. One may have cooked. And, uh, so ka Nixon have who? And, ah, so, huh. And whenever you see these blanks, that means we don't have that sells in Chinese. Okay, now let's move to the line. So when we learned initials, we actually combined the you a sound in the end. So these ones sounds exactly like the initials we learn. So this should be the to no lo go. Cool, huh? Good. Now let's move to the e. So be p me. Lee e. See. See? Now let's move to the hoop. So no Truell, no lo. Hmm? Cool. Who? Okay, family. Now let's move to that. You, me, Lee. Soon as you can see, when initials D C C are combined with final, you is still the you sound. However, you need to remove the two. That's when you're writing them. So g she she Okay, that's all for today. Thank you for watching. I will see you next time. Second 5. Pinyin5. Initials Part 3: Hi, everyone. But how should opinion? Welcome back in the past two sessions, we learned a 14 initials. Today will learn the love seven initials. They are going to be divided into two groups. Group lunch, food, food. So four days group, you need the taping of your tongue to pronounce first little tongue B flat and then put the tip of your tongue against the back of your operative. And then each time when you pronounce, let the air brings a little gap between the tip of your tongue and your teeth. So, huh, Soon, huh? The 1st 1 is it has the the s sound in the word words. So next one so has the T s sound in the word cats so and compare to Has more air coming up left one. So it has the s sound has in English, huh? So again, they are, uh, soon Group two. She she? Yeah. So four days group. You also need the tape off your town to pronounce this time, Put the tape of your tongue on your hard palate and compare to the tall No law. Simply moved the tee pee off your town back a little bit. So Jeanne she and also every time when you pronounce the's initials like the air brings a little gap between the tip of your tongue and your heart palette. So she she Hey. Okay, The 1st 1 is it has the J sound in the word job. So you next one. She has the c h sound in the word chill self and compared to she has more air coming out. Next one. So sure has the S h sound in the word should. So she she the last initial is Yeah, It sounds a little bit like the lost part in the word measure. So and compare to shoot. When you do that, your sound You need to point the tip of your tongue forward a little bit. So shoe. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Now you can read after me. Sure. She Yeah. Now let's combined these seven new initials with the six main finals. The pink in chart looks a little bit different today, actually, to see she she she Yeah. The seven syllables are a unique group because the lighter I is now pronounced as e. The best way to get this is by memorizing the sound off these seven syllables, which are the sounds that we just did. So sure she Next line. So uh huh. Son job. Char shot. Next one. Let's move to the line. Self. So, so, So true. True? Sure, sure. Now let's move to the new line. So to so true. True shoe. You okay? That's all for today. Thank you for watching. I'll see you next time. It's like Dan. 6. Pinyin6. Compound Finals Part 1: Hi, everyone. But how was she pen yet? Walking back after learning all the initials and the six million finals The compound finals feel all the remaining sounds that we need to cover in opinion. So what? Our compound finals A camp and final A simply of sound Created from two or more other sounds. All the countdown finals can be divided into two categories. Category one A combination off the main follows that we learned which are the six main finals. For example. This one is Oh, is the combination off? Ah, and oh, so together is oh, category two mazel count pounds nasal count pounds are the ones ending with or oh, let me give you two examples. The 1st 1 is I'm so is, uh and mm. So together I'm next one. Um, so is there combination off? Ah, and who sell together? Um um with this knowledge today will continue to learn night count pound finals. They are I a Oh Oh, I'm and um oh Oh, The 1st 1 is I. It is created from ah and e. However ah, here is the main ball, which means ah is more dressed so together is not I, But I I Okay, next one a So it is a and e. However, here is the main fall. So a a next one. Oh, so it is created from, uh and oh, So ah is still the main vault. So together is Oh, oh, next one. Oh oh is created from oh, and and old Here is the main fall so Oh, oh, Next one. Um it is Ah, And mm. So it's the nasal sound. So, um Oh, next one. And and so it is. And so and and next one Oh, so ah, and oh, so together. Um um next one. Oh, so it is, uh and oh, so together is oh oh, The last one home eight days Oh, and own self Oh! Oh, instead of using the opinion chart today will use some real wars to do some opinion practice. The 1st 1 is first home first. So chi a chill Next one third time My a my eight. Next one. First home, First time car. Hey, car Fay Next one four stone, Yeah, yeah, Next one third time. Yeah! Oh, yeah. Oh, Next one third tone neutral tone. What shop? What shop? Next 1/3 tone Third home and note when to third tones get together The 1st 3rd tone will read it as the second time. So instead of saying hen, how will say and how so? Second told 30 and how next? One second tone second toe Chong Chong child home Lost one first tone second toe. Joel When John When? Now let's try to form some sentences from the given. Worse. So if I want to say I want coffee so you simply to say war? Yeah. Car fate Very simple. What? Yeah. Car fate. So if you want to say I buy coffee, you could say want my car fate So now you can read after me Tight chul tight True. My my a car Say car Fay Yeah, yeah, yeah. Old Yeah. Oh, one shop What shop hen? How and how Chong Tall child home Joel When Joel one would Yeah, Kafai War. Yeah, Kafai. Want my car? Fay, I want my top. They will hand how war hand How? Okay, That's all for today. Please keep practicing these fours. Thank you so much for watching. I will see you next time 7. Pinyin7. Compound Finals Part 2: Hi, everyone. How was she? A pen. You welcome. Back in the previous session, we learned what our camp pound finals and the started with night off them today will be learning nine more. They are. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yo. Yeah, You young you You're the 1st 4 compound finals are the combination off the main balls and the rest are nasal count pounds. Now let's start with the 1st 4 compound finals. The 1st 1 is Yeah. Is the combination off e? And, uh, however ah, here is the main vault, which ings e is only pronounced very short and light and ah is more stressed. So it's not eat a but what? Yeah, Next one is the combination off e and O and ah, here is still the main vault. So yeah, yeah, you may have noticed it is very important to find the main ball in the camp and final here is the older. It is exactly the same older when we learned that it takes main finals. Okay, Next one. Yet. So here is the main vault. So together e is very short and light and then falls to look so yeah, yeah, Next one. So next one is actually the abbreviation off I o u That's why the pronounced Asian is E and oh, so together Your You Okay, now let's move to the five Maazel camp pounds. The 1st 1 is E And I'm so together It should be. Yeah, Yes. Next one. It is e And so together it should be. Yeah, Yeah. Next one. It is e and all. So you put them together. Yeah, young next one, it is e and oh, self together should be. Yeah, you last one eight days e and oh so together should be you're you're the's night count pound finals as well as the main final Eat together our count the e family finals And when the e family finals are syllables by themselves Letter Why which is also pronounced as he is added to the syllable for example yellow means want and you need to use letter. Why instead of letter i for its opinion, here are the rules. If letter I is the only vow in the final you need to add letter. Why in front, off lighter I if they are other vowels in the final Simply change ledger i into letter y okay, now you can read after me. What one? Yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yo, you know Yeah, yeah, yeah. Young. Yeah. You, you you'll your That's all for today. Thank you so much for watching. I will see you next time. I did. 8. Pinyin8. Compound Finals Part 3: Hi, everyone. How was should opinion? Welcome back in the past two stations, we have been learning compound finals and have learned how to find the main vault in the camp on final today. Will be finishing up the rest off them. They are. Why? Well, why way one when Wong? Yeah, Yeah. Mm. Okay. The 1st 1 is why is the combination off? And with the rule that we learn to find the main vault in this compound final, you can probably tell that a here is the main vault. So the pronunciation stars with you and quickly jumped to a self. What? Wow. Okay, next one, the main ball is oh, so together, this one is what? Well, okay, next one is the combination off and I so together they should be. Why? Why next one next one is actually the short and form off you eat. That's why is the combination off who and eight so together is Wait. Wait. Next one is the combination off who? And I'm so together. It should be one one. Next one. So next one is also a short and form. If the shortened form off you eat and so is who plus and so together should be When? When? Next one is who and, um So together, Wong Wong next one a and Oh, and here is the main vault, So yeah, yeah, Next one. It is a and I'm so together it should be again Yeah, less one e And so together yeah, finals that start with who? Including the main final together Knockout the new family finals And when the Wolf Family Finals are syllables by themselves Letter w which is also pronounced as who is added. Here are the rules If letter you is the only vow in the final add letter w in frowned off letter you if there is other vow in the final Besides letter you change letter you in two letter w for example war is I or me in Chinese And the correct opinion is having letter w instead off letter you finals that start with you including two main final You are called the you Family finalist And when the U family finals are syllables by themselves, I always add letter Why in front off the final and removed the two dots on top off you, for example, you means fish in Chinese and the correct ping in is why you instead off you with the two. That's okay. By far we finished the all the compound finals. However, there is still one final that we haven't learned, which is, are are and leather are here. It's only a symbol to show you that you need to a girl your top so pronounced, uh, well, curling your tongue it will become, are, are are is actually a very unique final because it cannot combine with any initial. Our will also appear in the end off another syllable, for example, e d and means a little in Chinese and you can also put are in the end. So it becomes e the art which is commonly used in the northern Daleks such as Beijing dialect. So eat the end or eat the art. They both mean a little bit, and it's more like a personal preference when you say it. Okay, that's all the finals. Now you can read after me. Wow. Wow! War. Well, why? Why Way, Way one one. When? When? Long. Long! Yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah! In are are okay. That's all for today. Thank you so much for watching. I will see you in the final section. Thank you 9. Pinyin9. Tone Drills: Hi, everyone that how was she? Opinion. Welcome back. Today I prepared 48 words that include all the combination off the tones. Firstly, you could use this as a listening material to trim yield years to distinguish the tones in a two syllable word. Secondly, you could try to write down the opinion that you hurt so that you could find out which initials or finals that you could work on more. Thirdly, I'll put the Chinese characters and the English meaning underneath the opinion so that you could learn some new words. All right, now let's get started. First home plus first toe Simkin Sing T Cop Fay First Home plus second Tone Jinyan John Gore Strong When First Home Plus 30 Closure, a Ky Ship. Sean Charl First Home Plus four Stone. Sure fun she won't see bung Draw Second tone Plus first home. 19 phones in Yeah, go Second tone Plus Second told Do a cool challenge. Hung. She see second tone plus third tone Neil Not I. May your soul P deal. Second tone plus four Stone Judy. One team. Yes. So third tone plus first toe baiting. How Lauch, Sir, Tone plus second toe see troll make cool, she and thrill Third tone plus 30 and the 1st 3rd tone should be pronounced as a second time. Ni Hao hen How sell far Third Tone Plus four Stone Seeing one Ho Can't Deal then four. Stone Plus First Toe Men Ball Guang Tear Chung Girl Fourth Tone plus second tone She Union Leniency Fully See Forced Home Clause Thurtell Shanghai Being being being not all four stone plus four Stone funded since I ST Thank you so much for watching the Kenyan course I hope to see uses.