What is Pinyin

Chinese Learning
Sunday, March 13, 2022

Pinyin is simply Romanization of the Chinese characters based on their pronunciation, the translation for pinyin' basically means 'to spell out/combine sounds’. One needs to practice these sounds to begin with until one sounds like the native speaker. Hanyu Pinyin is also a way to represent Chinese characters and express the sounds in the Chinese language using the alphabet. These are other systems to express Standard Putonghua Chinese, but Hanyu Pinyin is the most accepted and widely used. Once you learn Hanyu Pinyin you will know how to pronounce any word in Standard Putonghua Chinese using a Chinese dictionary. Hanyu Pinyin is also the most common way to input Chinese characters into a computer.
 chinese pin yin, 拼音, pin yin
Pinyin syllable contains three parts, which are the Initial, Final and Tone. The initial sounds are consonants and the final sounds contain at least one vowel. Some syllables consist only of an initial sound or a final sound
Pinyin's compnents, 拼音组成, pin yin zu cheng
In Chinese, each Chinese character has its own Pinyin. Each character corresponds to one syllable. Pinyin as a foundation is the first step to learn Chinese well.

 Chinese characters, 汉字, han zi


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