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Rules of phonetic spelling

1zi ci si=z c s
2zhi chi shi=zh ch sh
3ju jue juan jun
qu que quan qun
xu xue xuan xun
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jü jüe jüan jün
qü qüe qüan qün
xü xüe xüan xün
4yu yue yuan yun=ü üe üan ün
5ya ye yao you
yan yin ying yang
yong
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ia ie iao iou
ian in ing iang
iong
6wu wa wo wai
wei wan wen wang
weng
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u ua uo uai
uei uan uen uang
ueng

Sound discrimination

1bo poba pabi pi
2de teda tadi ti
3ge kege kagu ku
4ji qijia qiajiu qiu
5zi ciza caze ce
6zhi chizha chazhe che
7yin yinglin lingjin jing
8yan yanggan gangkan kang
9gen gengmen mengfen feng

Tone drills

bā bá bǎ bàbū bú bǔ bù
kē ké kě kèqī qí qǐ qì
xiē xié xiě xièmēi méi měi mèi
guān guán guǎn guànxī xí xǐ xì
duī duí duǐ duìmīng míng mǐng mìng
tiān tián tiǎn tiànyī yí yǐ yì
huī huí huǐ huìxiū xiú xiǔ xiù

Neutral tone

In Chinese there are a number of syllabes wich are unstressed and take a feeble tone. This is known as the neutral tone wich is shown by the absence of tone-graph.

māma 妈妈 : mumàiren 爱人 : husband, wife
bàba 爸爸 : dadháizi 孩子 : child, children
gēge 哥哥 : elder brotherguānxi 关系 : relation
dìdi 弟弟 : younger brotherxièxie 谢谢 : thank you
jiějie 姐姐 : elder sisterkèqi 客气 : polite
mèimei 妹妹 : younger sisterxiūxi 休息 : have a rest

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Retroflex final

The final 儿 "er" is sometimes attached to another final to form a retroflex final and when thus used, it is no longer an independent syllable. A retroflex final is represented by the letter "r" added to the final.

huì + er -> huìryíhuìr 一会儿 : a moment
diǎn + er -> diǎnryìdiǎnr 一点儿 : a little
nǎ + er -> nǎrnaǎr 哪儿 : where
zhè + er -> zhèrzhèr 这儿 : there

Conversation

- Duì
!
- Méi
guānxi
关系
!
- Xièxie
谢谢
!
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kèqi
客气
!
- Míngtiān
明天 !
jiàn
!
- Míngtiān
明天 !
jiàn
!
- xiū xi
休息
yí huìr
一会儿
!
- hǎo
ba
!
对不起Duì bù qǐI'm sorry!
méi(adv)not
关系guānxi(n)relation
没关系Méi guānxi!That's all right

谢谢XièxieThank you !
(adv)not
客气kèqi(adj)polite
不客气!Bú kèqi !You're welcome !

明天míngtiān(adv)tomorrow
jiàn(v)see
明天见!Míngtiān jiàn!See you tomorrow!

休息xiūxi(v)have a rest
一会儿yíhuìr(n)a moment
休息一会儿!xiūxi yíhuìr!Have a rest!
hǎo(adj)good
好吧!hǎo baAll right!

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