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ID: QW0218 Elementary
If you're a foreigner learning Mandarin, you're most likely well-versed in or in the process of learning Pinyin, the Chinese phonetic system based on characters from the Roman alphabet. In this lesson, the Qing Wen team explores learning Pinyin and introduces a few key Pinyin terminologies. As always, leave your questions and comments below and enjoy the show! Additionally, please check out ChinesePod's Pinyin Chart for an essential reference detailing all the different sounds in Pinyin!
Sat Sep 17 2011 | Connie, Jenny, Greg
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yīnwèi wǒmen yào zhīdào zěnme dú yī ge nǐ bù rènshi de hànzì 。
Because we want to know how to read a character that we don't recognize.
suǒyǐ yǒu le pīnyīn ，dàjiā jiù huì bǐjiào róngyì de xué hànzì 。érqiě yǒu le yī ge biāozhǔn 。
Therefore, we have pinyin. It makes it easier for everyone to learn Chinese characters and creates a standard.
wǒ shì cóng xiǎoxué de shíhou kāishǐ xué de 。
I started learning them in elementary school.
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