Chinese Language Learning | News from China | Sino Culture and History | Quality China Products
The Chinese Outpost
You are here:
WE RECOMMEND
FREE LEARNING RESOURCES
Learning Chinese? See Our List of Free Mandarin Learning SitesFree Mandarin Chinese Learning Sites
CHINAPEDIA
SITE MENU
CHINESE FOR CHILDREN
PRONUNCIATION CHARTS

Mandarin Chinese Initial and Finals: Table 4

This is the fourth 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 here alarm you. The majority of these are seldom used.

And in Table 4, as you see below, the possible initial + final pairing are few in number. Which is a good thing, because I think it would actually hurt to say züan or shün.

Table 4: Chinese initials (left) and finals ü through ün (top). 
ü üe üan ün
b        
p        
m        
f        
d        
t        
n nüe    
l lüe    
z        
c        
s        
zh        
ch        
sh        
r        
j ju jue juan jun
q qu que quan qun
x xu zue xuan xun
g        
k        
h        
. yu yue yuan yun

NOTE
Table 4 finals, when not preceded by an initial, change the üe to y, though the vowel sound does not change.


^ Top of Page ^
My 2006 'Travel in China' Blog | Privacy Policy

1998-2016 by Mark A. Baker. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1544-8088