How is pinyin used to pronounce Chinese words?

Chinese Pronunciation. Chinese is not a phonetic language. The pronunciation is not related to the writing of Chinese words (characters). A special tool called Pinyin (pronouncing the sound) is created for people to learn Mandarin pronunciation. Pinyin is a way to transcribe Chinese characters so people can pronounce it.

Which is the best dictionary of Putonghua in China?

The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai by Han Bangqing 韓邦慶|韩邦庆, long novel of lower life in Classical Chinese and Jiangsu vernacular / translated into Putonghua as 海上花 by Iris Chang

Is there a free online pinyin input method?

Online Pinyin Input Method is a free online Chinese typing tool using Mandarin/Putonghua pinyin codes. We empower you to type Chinese online anytime, anywhere with any computer for free!

When did Hanyu Pinyin become the official system?

Hanyu Pinyin is the official system to transcribe Mandarin Chinese sounds into a Latin alphabet. It was invented in 1950s, and adopted as a standard in mainland China in 1958.

How many columns are there in a pinyin table?

The table with all the syllables has four columns. In the first column, you find the pinyin as it is written normally. Yet, this normal way of writing pinyin is an abbreviated form in some cases. This is why we have added the second column which shows you the pinyin in its full form.

What do you need to know about Mandarin pronunciation?

Pinyin is the special system, created for people to learn Mandarin pronunciation. Pinyin transcribes the Chinese characters so people can pronounce it. It may be used as an input method to enter Chinese characters into computers or electronics as well. The writing of Pinyin is similar to English alphabet.

What’s the correct way to pronounce the are in Chinese?

As in “right” in English, but with lips unrounded, and the tip of the tongue curled farther back. Always pronounce the Chinese “r” sound with a nice smile. There is also a final “ü” that most foreigners can`t pronounce very well.