Pinyin 拼音

9. Compound Vowels ia, ie, in, ing


We have learned finals which are single vowels a, o, e, i, u, ü. Now we start to learn finals with "compound vowels". These vowels are formed by one of the six single vowels and other letters. In this lesson we will learn ia, ie, in, ing and common Chinese characters whose pinyin are based on these finals.
  • ia - like yahoo; if no initial, it is ya
  • ie - like yet; if no initial, it is ye
  • in - like English; if no initial, it is yin
  • ing - like ring; if no initial, it is ying

Click to each pinyin below to listen to its sound and say it as close as you can. Pay attention to tones.

          ya                              
            biē  bié        bīn      bìn    bīng    bǐng  bìng  
      diǎ      diē  dié                  dīng    dǐng  dìng  
  jiā  jiá  jiǎ  jià    jiē  jié  jiě  jiè    jīn    jǐn  jìn    jīng    jǐng  jìng  
              lié  liě  liè    līn  lín  lǐn  lìn      líng  lǐng  lìng  
            miē      miè      mín  mǐn        míng  mǐng  mìng  
            niē      niè      nín          níng  nǐng  nìng  
            piē    piě      pīn  pín  pǐn  pìn    pīng  píng      
  qiā      qià    qiē  qié  qiě  qiè  qie  qīn  qín  qǐn  qìn    qīng  qíng  qǐng  qìng  
            tiē    tiě  tiè              tīng  tíng  tǐng  tìng  
  xiā  xiá    xià    xiē  xié  xiě  xiè    xīn  xín    xìn    xīng  xíng  xǐng  xìng  
                      yīn  yín  yǐn  yìn    yīng  yíng  yǐng  yìng