APPENDIX 2: SPECIAL SOUND MNEMONICS This section provides additional details for a few sound mnemonics. Ji- There is no equivalent sound in the five European languages to accurately reflect the pinyin sounds beginning with ji followed by a vowel (jia, jian, jie, jiu, etc.). As such, in this book, ji will be replaced by the English ‘the’, which when followed by a vowel, is pronounced ‘thee’. In our case, we will imagine being a foreigner having difficulty with the infamous English ‘th’ sound, and will replace it with the ‘j’ sound, thus pronouncing ‘thee’ like ‘jee.’ For example, ‘the end,’ pronounced ‘jee end,’ will be used for the first tone of pinyin jian. The sound word, when introduced, is preceded by a superscript j to remind you of this. Ju Pinyin sounds beginning with ‘ju’ are pronounced with the sound ‘dj’ followed by the French ‘u’ or the German ‘ü.’ The best approximation for the sound ‘dj’ in this case is French Canadian sound ‘d’. This book uses French sound words beginning with the syllable ‘du’ or German sound words beginning with the syllable ‘dü’ to stand for the pinyin ju sound. However, English, Spanish or Italian sound words beginning with the syllable ‘du’ stand for the pinyin du sound. 一 百 一 十 一 111
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER: BOOK 1
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CONTENTS Introduction .............
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER LEARNING CHINES
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER was developed i
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER Take for instan
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER I had a fightin
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER learn with some
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER LAST WORDS Lear
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER Figure 1 14 十
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER Figure 3 16 十
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER PART 1 Part 1 i
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER The superscript
CHINESE BLOCKBUSTER encounter in Ch
1 DEFINITION † Communication from
3 DEFINITION 1. Drop (liquid or sol
5 DEFINITION Turning stroke in Chin
8 DEFINITION Non-character used onl
11 DEFINITION Cover, top cover; to
13 DEFINITION Second. † Fish gut.
15 DEFINITION 1. One. 2. Whole, all
17 DEFINITION Three. PRONUNCIATION
WANT A LITTLE MORE? • As a buildi
19 DEFINITION 1. King. 2. Surname.
21 DEFINITION Jade. PRONUNCIATION y
23 DEFINITION Person, man, people.
24 DEFINITION Interior; inside, inn
26 DEFINITION Woman. PRONUNCIATION
28 丈 DEFINITION 1. Elderly, old m
30 DEFINITION 1. Excessively, extre
32 DEFINITION 1. To die young, prem