Lesson 01 - Main - Dimsum Hanyu Pinyin

In this episode we will introduce the basic framework of hanyu pinyin, and focus on producing the tones in Mandarin.

Posted on 2017-05-26 02:12:42


In this lesson, we will learn

  • how each Chinese character is one syllable;
  • each syllable consists of an initial, a final, and a tone; and
  • how to produce the Mandarin tones using intonations we are familiar with in English.

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