Posts Tagged 声母

Initials (声母)

Jan 25th, 2010 Posted in Audio, Lessons, Pinyin | no comment »

In every syllable, the consonant at the onset is the initial. There are 21 of them. According to their pronunciations, they can be divided into six groups. Read the rest of this entry »

Initial + Finals + Tones = Syllable

Jan 25th, 2010 Posted in Lessons, Pinyin | no comment »

Syllable (音节)

一般说来每一个汉字是一个音节。这是汉语的一大特点。
Every single Chinese character in the normal written font occupies the same amount of space when written. Usually, each character has only one syllable, which is a prominent feature of Chinese. Read the rest of this entry »