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Lesson 24 Pinyin Review - Part 3

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In part three of your comprehensive pinyin reivew, focus on some of the more difficult aspects of pinyin that often confuse students like words that look similar, but have completely different pronunciations.
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In part three of your comprehensive pinyin reivew, focus on some of the more difficult aspects of pinyin that often confuse students like words that look similar, but have completely different pronunciations.

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Excellent teaching Mam. Thanks
rakesh babu 3 months 4 weeks ago
Hi, in the audio review 'shuí' is pronounced without u or w like 'shay'. Is there a reason for this? Is this always the case for ui endings? Thanks a lot :)
sweet_nala 2 years 10 months ago
The Chinese character 谁 - who, has two different pronunciations: shui2 and shei2 (which sounds like shay). Both are correct. Only works for this characters. So what you heard is shei2, not shui2.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 10 months ago
I think there is a typo in the pdf notes: the third section has "shui(2nd tone), who, 谁". Anyway, I really love all of the course content. I have studied Chinese before, but am new to your website, and am finding it extremely helpful!!! 谢谢你!!!
porterhowland 2 years 10 months ago
Thank you for the nice comments. 谁 means who and the pinyin shui2 is correct. Sometimes you may see a different pinyin, shei2, which is also correct. Feel free to let us know if you have any question.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 10 months ago
what is the difference between using gou3 and quan3 for dog?
willmeek 3 years 2 months ago
The word 狗 is used much more, especially in conversation. 犬 is is a left-over word from ancient Chinese. When you see the word 犬 nowadays, it's generally only used in compound words such as 警犬, rarely on its own, and is also used mostly in written Chinese.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
Thank you for this review, it addressed all my weak spots!
happyguy 3 years 5 months ago
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