Pinyin Mandarin

Pinyin Table of Chinese Phonetic Symbols

pinyin table

The pinyin table below shows the finals and initials pinyin Mandarin, a chinese phonetic notation system.

Pinyin is a system of Romanization of Mandarin sounds, i.e. Chinese phonetics.  It is sometime conveniently known as Chinese symbols or Chinese alphabet.

You may find out how each of Chinese pinyin symbols looks and sounds like by watching the video tutorial, while referring to the table:

 

Video Tutorial:

Quick Guide to Pinyin Mandarin

 

For Print-friendly Pinyin Table, click here.

 

Finals

 

i

u

ü

a

ia (ya)

ua (wa)

 

o

 

uo (wo)

 

e

ie (ye)

 

üe (yue)

ai

 

uai (wai)

 

ei

 

uei (wei)

 

ao

iao (yao)

 

 

ou

iou (you)

 

 

an

ian (yan)

uan (wan)

üan (yuan)

en

in (yin)

uen (wen)

ün (yun)

ang

iang (yang)

uang (wang)

 

eng

ing (ying)

ueng (weng)

 

ong

iong (yong)

 

 

er

 

 

 

* 3 additional finals are not in the table.

Initials

b

p

m

f

d

t

n

l

g

k

h

 

j

q

x

 

z

c

s

 

zh

ch

sh

r

 

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