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Mandarin Chinese Initial and Finals: Table 2

This is the second of four tables illustrating which pairings of initials and finals do occur in Mandarin Chinese and, by omission, which do not.

The initial b, for instance, may be paired with a, but not with e, since ba is a sound in Mandarin Chinese, while be is not.

By the way, don't let the great number of sounds you see represented in these tables alarm you. The majority of these are seldom used.

Table 2: Chinese initials (left) and finals i through iong (top). 
i ia iao ie iou ian in iang ing iong
b bi   biao bie   bian bin   bing  
p pi   piao pie   pian pin   ping  
m mi   miao mie miu mian min   ming  
f     ..              
d di   daio die diu dian     ding  
t ti   tiao tie   tian     ting  
n ni   niao nie niu nian nin niang ning  
l li lia liao lie liu lian lin liang ling  
z                    
c                    
s                    
zh                    
sh                    
ch                    
r                    
j ji jia jiao jie jiu jian jin jiang jing jiong
q qi qia qiao qie qiu qian qin qiang qing qiong
x xi xia xiao xie xiu xian xin xiang xing xiong
g                    
k                    
h                    
. yi ya yao ye you yan yin yang ying yong
*The final i should not be confused with -i appearing in Table 1. These two finals are pronounced differently and match with different initials.
NOTE
Table 2 finals, when not preceded by an initial, change the i to y.


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