Flashcards on Pinyin Pronunciation

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What is Pinyin?

Pinyin is the official romanization system for Mandarin Chinese.

What are the basic sounds in Pinyin?

The basic sounds in Pinyin are the 21 consonants and vowels.

How do you pronounce 'zi' in Pinyin?

You pronounce 'zi' like 'dz' in English, with the tip of your tongue against the back of your upper front teeth.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'hao'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'hao' is 'hao' with a rising tone.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'j'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'j' like the first sound in 'job', but with your tongue farther back.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'ma'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'ma' is 'ma' with no tone.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'zh'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'zh' like the 'j' in 'juice', but with your tongue curled upwards.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'xie xie'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'xie xie' is 'xie' with a falling-rising tone repeated twice.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'r'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'r' by vibrating the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'zai jian'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'zai jian' is 'zai' with a falling tone, followed by 'jian' with a rising tone.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'q'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'q' like 'ch' in English, but with the tip of your tongue against the back of your lower front teeth.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'San Francisco'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'San Francisco' is 'Sheng Fan Si Ke', with tones on 'Sheng', 'Fan', and 'Ke'.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'c'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'c' like 'ts' in English, but with the tip of your tongue against the back of your lower front teeth.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'mama'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'mama' is 'ma' with a falling tone, repeated twice.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'ch'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'ch' like 'ch' in English, but with the tip of your tongue against the back of your lower front teeth.

What is Pinyin?

Pinyin is the official romanization system for Mandarin Chinese.

What are the basic sounds in Pinyin?

The basic sounds in Pinyin are the 21 consonants and vowels.

How do you pronounce 'zi' in Pinyin?

You pronounce 'zi' like 'dz' in English, with the tip of your tongue against the back of your upper front teeth.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'hao'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'hao' is 'hao' with a rising tone.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'j'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'j' like the first sound in 'job', but with your tongue farther back.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'ma'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'ma' is 'ma' with no tone.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'zh'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'zh' like the 'j' in 'juice', but with your tongue curled upwards.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'xie xie'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'xie xie' is 'xie' with a falling-rising tone repeated twice.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'r'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'r' by vibrating the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'zai jian'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'zai jian' is 'zai' with a falling tone, followed by 'jian' with a rising tone.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'q'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'q' like 'ch' in English, but with the tip of your tongue against the back of your lower front teeth.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'San Francisco'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'San Francisco' is 'Sheng Fan Si Ke', with tones on 'Sheng', 'Fan', and 'Ke'.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'c'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'c' like 'ts' in English, but with the tip of your tongue against the back of your lower front teeth.

What is the Pinyin pronunciation of 'mama'?

The Pinyin pronunciation of 'mama' is 'ma' with a falling tone, repeated twice.

How do you pronounce the Pinyin sound 'ch'?

You pronounce the Pinyin sound 'ch' like 'ch' in English, but with the tip of your tongue against the back of your lower front teeth.

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