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Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds I hope you feel rested now. I certainly do. So let’s get back to it. OK. The last three compound finals, they begin with ü. üe üan ün.

Skip to 0 minutes and 25 seconds Now are you ready to take the challenge? Yes, I love challenges. yuè, moon. xué, study. yuán, circle. yún, cloud.

Skip to 0 minutes and 44 seconds yuè, xué, yuán, yún.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds xué is study, xuéshēng is student.

Skip to 0 minutes and 56 seconds So Wǒ shì xuéshēng. Correct. Now, let’s review these finals. üe üɑn ün üɑn üɑn Yes, üe üɑn ün.

Skip to 1 minute and 15 seconds Well, these are all compound finals beginning with i u ü. if it is a compound vowel, the i u ü at the beginning is read very lightly, and then slides quickly to the main vowel. There are three special compound finals iu, ui, un.

Skip to 1 minute and 38 seconds We omit the main vowel in the middle when we write, but don’t forget them when you read. jiǔ, alcohol. shuǐ, water. wèn, to ask.

Skip to 1 minute and 53 seconds Now, let’s have a quick recap of the compound finals beginning with i, u and ü. that we just learned. Have a try by yourself, and then read after zhū lǎoshī. iɑ ie iɑo iɑn iɑng iong iu (iou) in ing uɑ uo uɑi ui (uei) uɑn un(uen) uɑng ueng üe üɑn ün Now, how about practicing some more words? I’d love to. Let me try. xuéxiào xuéxiào xuéxiào, diànhuà, piàoliɑng [CHINESE]..

Skip to 2 minutes and 51 seconds piàoliɑng piàoliɑng, shuìjiào shuìjiào shuìjiào

Compound Finals Ⅲ-2

After learning compound finals starting with i and u, let’s have a look at the last compound finals starting with ü. Compound finals starting with ü are üe üɑn ün.

ü at the beginning is read very lightly, and then slides quickly to the main vowel.

  • üe, yuè — moon, xué — study
  • üɑn, yuan — circle
  • ün, yún — cloud

However, there are three special compound finals iu, ui, un. We omit the main vowel o or e in the middle when we write but don’t forget them when you read. For example, jiǔ (jiǒu) alcohol, shuǐ (shuěi), water.

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