ChineseHour Hanyu Pinyin Chart
ChineseHour Pinyin Chart covers all possible Hanyu Pinyin syllables for Mandarin Chinese.
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Download the pinyin chart.
For windows users:
You may download either version of the pinyin chart. If you download the EXE version, you can click and play it automatically. To play the SWF version, you need to install the flash player(download here).Or, you may open it with I.E. (Click the SWF version with the right key of the mouse and choose “IE Explorer” to open).
For Mac users:
Download the SWF version. And if you have not installed the flash player, get download here.
After you have installed the flash player, you can view the pinyin chart.
Listen to the combinations of initials and finals
These are the syllables of Mandarin Chinese as shown in the combinations of initial and final sounds and as spelled in Hanyu Pinyin.
he top horizontal row is initial sounds and the first vertical column is final sounds. Inside the chart are combinations of initials and finals in groups.
You may click any combination to listen its pronunciation with different specific tones.
If you want to listen to the four tones successively, you may select this button
first, and then click any combination to listen, it will play the four tones successively without stop.
Note:Not every combination has the four tones. When you select a specific tone for a certain combination, and you will possibly find there is no sound to match this tone. No mistake! There doesn’t exist such a spelling for Chinese characters.
For example：an. There are only three tones for “an”, ān （the first tone）， ǎn（the third tone）and àn (the fourth tone). So, if you select the second tone and click “an”, you can not hear any sound, for the second tone doesn’t exist at all.