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Lesson1 roman

  1. 1. Nǐhǎo<br />你好<br />Pinyin<br />Character<br />
  2. 2. PINYIN<br />The most commonly system to transcribe the Chinese sounds<br />Nǐhǎo<br />Chóngqìng<br />jiāngběizuǐ<br />
  3. 3. Is it possible to pronounce every single sound out there in English?<br />No. Because you can practically throw any letters together to make up new words, such as GOOGLE, BLOG<br />
  4. 4. But in Chinese, YES WE CAN!<br />TOTAL 409 Chinese sounds (not considering tones)<br />http://www.chinesehour.com/site_media/home/misc/pinyinchart.swf<br />So if you have mastered all these 409 sounds in Chinese, then you are able to pounce every single sound in Chinese. <br />
  5. 5. Something important to remember<br />Even though pinyin uses the same letters as European languages, the sounds those letters represent are the sounds of Mandarin Chinese. <br />So you cannot pronounce Pinyin as if they were English<br />
  6. 6. For example<br />“hē” does not sound like the English word “he”<br />“Ē” in Chinese sounds like “uh” in English<br />Mr. Zhang <br />“zh” – “dge” in “judge”; or “ge” in “George”<br />“ang” sounds like “ahng” (open your mouth wide)<br />“dge” + “ahng” = Zhang<br />
  7. 7. One Chinese sound is associated with one syllable<br />One syllable can be made up of 3 parts<br />Initial <br />Final<br />Tone<br />你nǐ<br />N – Initial;<br /> I –Final; <br /> Tones<br />
  8. 8. WHAT IS A TONE? <br />Chinese language is a tonal language<br />If you assign different tones to the same pronunciation, it can totally mean different things: <br />Chōu slap (1st tone)<br />Chǒuargly (3rd tone)<br />http://www.learn-chinese-language-online.com/chinese-tones.html<br />Tones are extremely important!!!<br />
  9. 9. 1st tone: Flat Tone (Sounds like singing; no sound variation; high pitch)<br />中zhōng(middle)<br />吃 chī (eat)<br />
  10. 10. 2nd tone: Rising Tone<br />2nd tone: Rising Tone (sounds like what?)<br />Zhōngguó中国 (china)<br />Zhōngwén中文 (Chinese language)<br />
  11. 11. 3rd tone: falling-rising tone<br />Sounds like “Really? ”<br />你 nǐ<br />我 wǒ<br />好 hǎo<br />你好 nǐhǎo<br />
  12. 12. 4th tone: falling tone<br />Sounds like “NO!”<br />爱 ài(love)<br />是 shì (yes)<br />四 sì (four)<br />六 liù (six)<br />
  13. 13. Neutral Tone (Toneless tone)<br />Pronounce shorter/lighter<br />妈妈māma<br />谢谢xièxie<br />
  14. 14. http://www.chinesehour.com/site_media/home/misc/pinyinchart.swf<br />

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