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Using English to Learn Chinese
Did you know that you could learn to speak Chinese and never master the "Chinese alphabet?" The reason is something called pinyin.
Pinyin uses the 26 English letters and a lot of diphthongs, umlauts, diacritical marks and that the like to indicate what is know as the four tones.
The four tones is what makes Chinese a complicated language to learn to speak. Because of the tones it is possible that the phonetic English translation of a pinyin word has at least four possible meanings. A rising tone could indicate a different word than a falling tone.
One of the most surprising things about pinyin is that the average Chinese school child learns pinyin in his formative years.
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