Sounds

Chinese Southern Charm

In the United States, the charming southern accent is all about vowels that get swapped around or changed. I still remember this great game of Catch Phrase where the southern belle mother gave this clue “It’s long and thin” and someone guessed “pin!” She was delighted and passed the thing to the next player (her […]

Pinyin Chart

NOTE: To download these PDFs directly to your computer without viewing it in your internet browser, right-click on the link and select “Save link/target as…” As I’m sure many of you know, the number of syllables in Chinese is limited. It’s not like English where you can just throw together practically any letters you want […]