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Lesson 11 Pinyin Finals - Part 2

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In this lesson, continue learning all of the possible pinyin finals group by group - this time jumping into the finals starting with the letter 'e'.
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In this lesson, continue learning all of the possible pinyin finals group by group - this time jumping into the finals starting with the letter 'e'.

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is hard for me to tell the difference between ang and eng
dinhqthai 2 months 1 week ago
Definitely similar sounds and hard to differentiate sometimes. I would say don't worry too much about it though as it will become easier with time. It also depends on how well the speaker articulates their language. You should hear a much more strained 'ah' sound with 'ang' than with 'eng'. 'Eng' almost sounds quicker or more 'lazy' that way. Hope that helps!
Jason at Yoyo Chinese 2 months 1 week ago
Very nice lesson teacher!. One funny comment, i learned that to answer a phone call you should say "Wei", well its funny because in Spanish you say "wey" to call a friend instead of his name (it is usually used among men) you use "wey" primarily for that but it has multiple meanings.
dlopeza15 1 year 6 months ago
Hehe, interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)
Yoyo Chinese 1 year 6 months ago
Hello Yang Yang, I having a hard time pronouncing these set of tonnes. I have the the British accent. What can I do to improve my pronunciation?
theodoraijeoma 2 years 3 months ago
你好! I am finding it difficult to pronounce the 'e' sound correctly. To me it sounds a bit like the 'uh' sound from 'shi', 'zhi', etc, followed by an 'a' sound. Is that a good way to think about it?
Tom Brook 2 years 4 months ago
You are right. It does sound like "uh", but not actually from "shi" or "zhi". There's no "uh" sound in "shi" and "zhi". You may check out our video-based pinyin chart from the link above for more demonstrations. Hope that will answer your question.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 4 months ago
Hi, I am struggling to find a difference between the "ei" sound and the "uI" sound. are they the same? Angelica.
Angelica Mcdonnell 2 years 7 months ago edited
Good question! The "ui" final in syllables like "tui" and "gui" is actually "uei." Pinyin spelling rules state that the "e" is dropped in those syllables. So "ui" rhymes with "ei." The only difference is that "u" or "w" sound on the front of "ui." That's why they sound so similar to you! Have you checked out the Yoyo Pinyin Chart yet? It might be really helpful for you! Be sure to take a good look at the whole row marked "uei," especially the "wei" video.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 6 months ago
Hi, Is there a difference in sound for "an" and "en"? Both sound relatively the same. Thanks,
hoxx9580 2 years 7 months ago
Yes, they are somewhat different. Would you please refer to our video-based pinyin chart for more demonstration. We hope that helps. Please let us know if you still have any question.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 7 months ago
when a word its finished with "ng" like fēng, the "g" has no sound right? or i'm listening bad :p
eiti 2 years 7 months ago
Yes, the "g" has no sound, however, the pinyin does make a difference with and without "g". :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 7 months ago
yang yang laoshi i have a question. How to type pinyin in Windows setting i mean how to add the tone mark in the syllable?
Umin92 2 years 8 months ago
Hi Umin92, I think Yoyo Chinese usually recommends this web page for making pinyin with tone marks: http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/webime2_pinyin.php
Corey 2 years 8 months ago
Yes, that's the one. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 8 months ago
yangyang I happy with the classes so far but it worries me that I can do it
justjer57 2 years 10 months ago
We are glad that you like our classes. :) It worries you that you can do it? Feel free to ask us if you have any question. We are always here to help.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 10 months ago
谢谢! I am really enjoying the lessons :)
kgaydon 2 years 11 months ago
Glad that you enjoy the lessons. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
Oh it's my very first question, i'm so excited with my chinese learnings!! Thanks Yangyang you're an awesome teacher :) Well i have a question, i had some difficulty on distinguish the diference in ang and eng like on Chéng it's very simmilar to Cháng. xié xie zài jiàn
Ferraz 2 years 11 months ago
To compare it to English, the vowel sound in the final "eng" is a lot like the "ung" in the English word "lung." It's like "uh." The vowel sound in the final "ang" is more like "ah." You will hear the differences easily after you've listened to these finals many times. One suggestion for practicing your listening is by using a pinyin chart with audio files, such as this one: http://english.cri.cn/chinese2007/chinese/english/lesson01/pinyin.html#.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
You can click on "ang" and "eng" over and over until you've got them! And also listen to other syllables that have those finals to compare, such as "bang" and "beng" and "wang" and "weng" to compare.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
Looking at your mouth shape really helps to get the right pronunciation for the e sound. These videos are really useful. Now I am addicted to learning Chinese.
ngembo 3 years 1 month ago
Glad that you found it helpful. Keep up with the great work. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
Thanks
andrey.dmitriev.9081 3 years 5 months ago
Hi, I face with a little problem, I can't prounance sound e or he .... Is it prounance like o ?
andrey.dmitriev.9081 3 years 5 months ago
e sounds like "er" as in "serve", so he is like "her", but no emphasis on the "r" sound. Hope that helps.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 5 months ago
No reply until now
Narang 3 years 9 months ago
Sorry, we might have missed your comment. The character 喂 with a 4th tone has two different meanings, "hey" or "to feed". 喂 in second tone also means greeting like "hello" and it's usually used when answering the phone.
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 9 months ago
Hi Yang Yang.. I checked in to one of the online chinese dictionaries to figure out the stroke order for the character for wei 喂 and whereas your video has presented this as a rising tone character the other dictionary shows this one as a falling tone (4th tone). I am confused .. Please advise.. THANKS
Narang 3 years 9 months ago
I would like confirmation are both an and en said or pronounced the same way?
Brad89 3 years 11 months ago
The two sounds are actually different. "an" sounds like aunt without the "t" with neutral tone, and "en" sounds like the "en" in the english work "taken". Hope it's helpful.
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 11 months ago
You described the ü sound as e and o together. I was thinking that the e sounds like a short u with some short e in English. Does this sound correct to you?
ZootMurph 4 years 4 months ago
@Zoomurph I'm not sure if I completely follow your question. The ü sound is basically the English "ee" sound with a English "oo" mouth shape. Does that make sense?
Yoyo Chinese Development 4 years 4 months ago
Yes, it does. Thank you.
ZootMurph 4 years 4 months ago
How to differentiate eng and ahng? Also at the end, is their a stop with the throat, like the ng in Bling?
mersenneprimes 5 years 1 month ago
Hi Mersennerprimes, could you please be a bit more specific? We'll be very happy to answer your question!
Yoyo Chinese Development 5 years 1 month ago
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