As someone who may possibly acclaim as bilingual, I never forget the frustration I grew up in learning a second language—English—in a non-native language environment.English is so different from Mandarin Chinese in many ways, such as grammar, intonation, pronunciation, and writing. Plus, traditional English teaching in China focused on knowledge giving rather than developing effective communication skills in using this language....more
First of all, what is pinyin?
Pinyin (Simplified / Traditional Chinese), or more formally Hanyu pinyin, is currently the most commonly used romanization system (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin. Hanyu means the Chinese language, and pinyin means “phonetics”, or more literally, “spelling sound” or “spelled sound”.
This system approximates Chinese mandarin pronunciation with Roman letters and informs the user at which pitch to pronounce a word....more
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