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CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER BOOK 1

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CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER Table 2: Pronunciation of finals Pinyin Sound description European equivalent ia ian iang iao ie As in yard. Like yen. Like yang. As in yowl or meow. As in yes. English ea-a, e-a Italian or Spanish ia English ian, ien, eyenne French i-aine, ienne Italian or Spanish ien English ee-ang, ee-ank, e-hang, iang French i-ang, iant English e-ow, ee-ar, gnar, illar French i-a-eau, iao, iar, illard Italian or Spanish iao English ie French iait, ie, iè, illait Italian ie Spanish ie, ille in As in sin. in + French ine ing As in bombing. inc, ing, ink + Italian inq io, iu As in yoga or yo-yo. English eo, ea-o, ee-o French or Italian io + Spanish illo iong Like young. French ion o, ou As in so or dough. ong u u, ü As in young. Like English oo, as in boobytrap, except after initials j-, q-, x- and y- (as described below). When written with a diaeresis or after initials j-, q-, x- and y- with no diaeresis, it is pronounced like German ü (Tschüss) or French u (tulipe). o in all languages + English oa, ou, ough, ow and French eau English ong, onk, oung, ung, unk French ogne, on Italian on u in most languages + English ew, oo and French aou, ou French u German ü 108 一 百 〇 八

APPENDIX 1: CHINESE INITIALS AND FINALS Table 2: Pronunciation of finals Pinyin Sound description European equivalent ua uai uan uan uang ue, üe ui un un uo As in suave. Like English why. As in Don Juan, except after initials j-, q-, x- and y- (see below). After initials j-, q-, x- and y-, pronounced as French u + an. Like Wang. Sounds like French u + è, as in duel. Like way. Sounds like u + en, except after initials j-, q-, x- and y- (see below). After initials j-, q- and x-, pronounced as French u + n. As in duo, jewel. English oua, ua, wa French oi, oua Spanish ua English ew-i, why, wi French ouaille Spanish uay uan in most languages + English wan and French ouan, ouanne, ou-en French uan English ew-ang, ew-ank, u-ang, wang French ouen, ou-eng, ou-enk Spanish uanc, uang French eu-e, uai, ue, uè, ué German ü-e ue in most languages + English oe, ooey, ua, way and French oué, ouer English oon, un French oune German un French une, unne German ün, ühn English uo, wo French ou-eau Italian uo Spanish ullo, uo German u-ho 一 百 〇 九 109

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