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Published by Hong Kong University Press; [distributed by Oxford University Press, London, New York in [Hong Kong] .
Written in English


  • Chinese language -- Pronunciation

Book details:

LC ClassificationsPL1209 .H84
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 59 p.
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4586553M
LC Control Number77240633

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Mandarin Pronunciation explained with diagrams. [Raymond Huang] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. xxix, 59 pages. Paperback. 16 cm. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "May be used as a companion to Matthews ̓Chinese-English dictionary"--Page vii. Includes index.   However, the pronunciation of each letter is different from English. The Pinyin syllable is usually made up of 3 parts, which are called the initial, the final, and the tone. There are total of 21 initials, 36 finals (6 of which are basic finals), and 4 tones. In this article, I list 24 great resources for learning pronunciation. Naturally, some of them are limited to Mandarin Chinese, but many are more general in nature and works for other Chinese dialects or even other languages. Resources are sorted into Basic sound references, Pronunciation explained, Advice on learning pronunciation and Useful software and applications.

Raymond Huang () wrote a descriptive Mandarin Pronunciation Explained with Diagrams: A Companion to R. H. Mathews' Chinese-English Dictionary. Mathews' Chinese-English dictionary has been reprinted time and again—but without his authorization—and became so prominent that it is often simply called Mathews (Huck ).   4. Book. New Practice Chinese Readers – This Mandarin Chinese textbook is my personal favorite. It combines a carefully laid-out learning structure ideal for language with audio files for better pronunciation and understanding. The lessons include vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and sentence structure and even cultural information. From the book Mandarin Pronunciation, Explained with Diagrams /iou/ is the combination of /i/ and /ou/. The /i/ in Mandarin is similar to the English /i:/ as in . 6 Chinese Pinyin Level 1English Level 2 下面 xiàmian below/under R 前面 qiánmian in front (of) R 左边 zuǒbian left 右边 yòubian right Food and drink 牛肉 niúròu beef R R 鸡肉 jīròu chicken meat R R 汽水 qìshuǐ fizzy drink R R 牛奶 niúnǎi milk R R 水 shuǐ water R R 汉堡包 hànbǎobāo hamburger R R.

English Pronunciation Explained with Diagrams by Raymond Huang and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In Chinese pronunciation (Mandarin), there is no such thing as word stress. Pitch, on the other hand, plays a greater role in Chinese than in English. It actually changes the meaning of the word. The pitch movement is referred to as "tone", and so there are 4 different tones in Chinese pronunciation. Each tone gives a certain meaning to a word. Hanyu Pinyin is the official system to transcribe Mandarin Chinese sounds into a Latin alphabet. It was invented in s, and adopted as a standard in mainland China in Pinyin is used for several purposes such as: teaching Chinese, transcribing names and places into words accessible to european language speakers, and used as an input.   I’m a bit of a sucker for Venn diagrams. When I was recently asked by a student about the Chinese modal verbs 会, 能, and 可以 (all of which can be translated into English as “can”), I recalled a nice Venn diagram on the topic and dug it up.. What creates the most confusion with these three modal verbs is not that they can all be translated into “can” in English.