The Difference between“不” bù and “没” méi

Many foreign students are often confused about some similar words in Chinese. For example:不 and 没,which look the same, even though they are used quite differently. “Bù” 不 and “méi”没 are both negative words. Here, I have listed several situations indicating how to use them properly. But remember, there are always overlaps and exceptions. 1. … Read more

Tips of Pinyin Pronunciation

These days, more and more international people are keen on learning Chinese. Therefore today I will cover Phonetics, something every Chinese learner should thoroughly study.

First of all, most Chinese syllables are composed of initials, finals and tones. For example, “bà” “mā” “hǎo”, are all syllables. Initials are consonants found at the beginning of a syllable, such as b、m、h. The other parts are finals, like à、ā、ǎo. Did you know Mandarin Chinese has more than 400 syllables?