There are 23 Initial Consonants, 24 Finals, 16 Syllables Pronounced as a whole and 5 Tones in Pinyin.
There are 23 Initial Consonants in Pinyin.
The pronunciation of an initial consonant is very short.
Let's have a glance at all initial consonants in PinYin:
Pinyin Lessons - initial consonants:
PinYin Final:Simple or compound vowel (of a Chinese syllable), sometimes with a terminal [n] or [ng]
Let's have a glance at all finals in PinYin:
Pinyin Lessons - Simple Finals:
Pinyin Lessons - Compound Finals:
Pinyin Lessons - Nasal Finals:
Pinyin Lessons - Special Finals:
All syllables Pronounced as a whole
There are four tones in the Chinese Pinyin scheme, namely Yin Ping (the first tone), Yang Ping (the second tone), Shang Sheng (the third tone) and Qu Sheng (the fourth tone).
In addition,there's also a fifth tone,the neutral tone (named light tone in pinyin), unstressed syllable pronounced without its original pitch in Chinese pronunciation