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Chinese Pronunciation (Pinyin)

Chinese Pronunciation (Pinyin)

  • Everything you need to know about pinyin 
  • Clear explanations and vivid demonstration of difficult sounds 
  • Obtain a firm grasp of the Chinese sound system
Pinyin Overview (Lesson 1)
Pinyin Tones (Lesson 2-5)
Pinyin Tone Pairs (Lesson 6-9)
Pinyin Vowels (Lesson 10-18)
Pinyin Consonants (Lesson 19-21)
Pinyin Review (Lesson 22-27)
  • Learn what ‘pinyin’ is and why it’s essential for learning Chinese

  • Get introduced to some basic sounds of pinyin

  • Find out why you can’t pronounce pinyin exactly like English
  • Get an introduction to Chinese tones

  • Find out why tones matter and how they affect meaning

  • Hear some examples of words with different tones
  • Learn about the first and second Chinese tones
  • Hear how you can use your normal speaking voice to master these new sounds
  • Practice the tones using English words you already know
  • Learn all about the the 3rd and 4th ones
  • Hear how you can use your normal speaking voice to master these new sounds
  • Memorize some tips to help you always remember the tones' pronunciation
  • Learn about the '5th' neutral tone
  • Practice the neutral tone using English examples
  • Learn a few rules about how tones can change in different contexts
  • Learn all about what one pairs are and why they're important
  • Practice all tone pairs that start with the first tone
  • Learn some new vocabulary to help you practice
  • Learn the tone pairs that start with the second tone
  • Practice each tone pair using useful Chinese examples
  • Master the sounds using English words you already know
  • Learn the third tone tone pair combinations
  • Master the tone pairs with useful real-world examples
  • Review the 'two third tones in a row' tone change rule
  • Learn the fourth tone tone pair combinations
  • Practice all combinations using useful examples
  • Master your pronunciation with English words you already know
  • Learn about the concept of 'finals' in pinyin
  • Learn to pronounce each of the pinyin finals starting with 'a'
  • Master an essential rule about the pinyin letter 'a'
  • Learn all of the sounds of the pinyin finals group starting with 'e'
  • Master each final sounds with useful English and Chinese examples
  • Learn the first group of the 'i' sound finals
  • Review the previous final sounds and how to combine them with 'i'
  • Master each of the sounds using useful vocab
  • Finish up the 'i' group finals started in the previous lesson
  • Learn each of the sounds using useful examples
  • Review an important rule about the 'i' finals and how they're often spelled
  • Learn the three 'o' group finals
  • Review a sneaky rule about the unpronounced 'u' sound
  • Hear Yangyang explain clearly how to pronounce the finals with English examples
  • Learn the pinyin final sounds associated with the letter 'u'
  • Learn how the differnet finals can have unexpected pronunciations
  • Practice your tones and learn useful examples for each sound
  • Learn the rest of the 'u' group finals
  • Learn a few special rules about excpetions to the spelling of words with the 'u' final
  • Take a break from finals and focus on the special pinyin letter 'ü'
  • Learn how to produce the ü sound successfully yourself
  • Hear about the special spelling rules applied to this letter
  • Learn the last set of finals focused on the letter 'ü'
  • Master the spelling rules associated with these finals
  • Learn some useful vocab and practice tones while you're at it
  • Learn about what pinyin 'initials' are
  • Get started with the first group of initials: 'j', 'q', and 'x'
  • Learn where to place your tongue and how to shape your lips to produce these sounds
  • Learn the next group of pinyin initials: 'zh', 'ch', 'sh', and 'r'
  • Learn how these sounds can be tricky and tips to avoid confusion
  • Practice essential vocab to go with your new skills
  • Learn the final group of pinyin initials: 'z', 'c', and 's'
  • Use real English examples to help you produce the sounds
  • Review your tone pairs while practicing with multi-syllabic words
  • Get started on review in part one of the six-part review series
  • Review all of the pinyin vowel sounds
  • Review tricky Chinese words with potentially confusing pinyin spelling
  • Review the pinyin syllables that end with the letter 'i'
  • See many examples, including all possible tones
  • Review full words and tricky spelling and pronunciation
  • Review pinyin spellings that look similar, but sound completely different
  • Review special spelling rules like the 'iu' spelling = 'iou' sound
  • Continue your review of pinyin with part three of six
  • Focus on pinyin sounds that look different, but sound the same
  • Review the rules about the special pinyin letter 'ü'
  • Check your knowledge with examples 
  • Review the golden rule about how 'u' sometimes is pronounced like 'ü'
  • Finish up with the last lesson of the review section
  • Focus on words that may confuse you as an English speaker
  • Practice important skills for producing tricky pinyin sounds