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The R-Finals (儿化韵)

Jan 29th, 2010 Posted in Lessons, Pinyin | no comment »

In Chinese, a character may have an additional “儿 (ér​)” after it. This “儿 (ér​)” needs not to be regarded as a separate syllable, but read with a “neutral tone”. This means that the “r” sound is merged into the preceding finals. This phenomenon is called the “R-finals”. When written in Pinyin, an ‘r’ is added to its preceding final at the end. 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 »