Pinyin Tutorial II – Finals

Finals

  1. The final (韵母) is made up of the letter(s) after a syllable’s Initials (声母), not including the tone mark.  Table below illustrates all Finals in chinese phonetics.
  2. A final begins with a vowel, it can be made up of 1 to 4 characters.
  3. A final is called Simple Final when it is formed by 1 character only. (see RED fonts in table below)
  4. A final is called Compound Final when it is formed by multiple characters. (see GREEN fonts in table below)
  5. Among all the Compound Finals, there are:
    • – 8 Front Nasals Finals (see PINK background in table below)
    • – 8 Back Nasals Finals (see BLUE background in table below)
i
u
ü
a
ia
ua
o
uo
e
ie
 üe
er
ai
uai
ei
uei (ui)
ao
iao
ou
iou (iu)
an
ian
uan
üan
en
in
uen (un)
üen
(ün)
ang
iang
uang
eng
ing
ueng
ong
iong

More references/tools:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin
Pinyin Chart

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15 thoughts on “Pinyin Tutorial II – Finals”

    1. Hi Julio,
      There is no equivalent word in English that uses ” ü “.

      Use the same tongue position as in pronouncing Chinese ” i “, then draw your lips in to form a perfect circle as small as possible.

      Can you see the different between ” i ” and ” ü ” ?

  1. Hi Min Min

    I have another question. How does one practice the pinyin,,rowwise or columnwise. It gives a feeling that following it columnwise is easy.

    regards

    1. Hi Dwiti,
      Have you downloaded my audio Pinyin ebook? The ebook is organized based on the Chinese language syllabus of the primary school in China and Singapore. It would be more systematic if you learn Pinyin based on the sequence in the ebook.
      And as for this Pinyin table, you can always use it as your reference.

      1. Hi Min Min

        Yes I believe I have dowloaded the Pinyin ebook (learn Hanyun Pinyin in 24 days). Will try the ebook and give you the feed back. God Bless

        regards

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