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The r sound and compound finals iu ui un

In this video, we'll improve pronunciation of r sound and finals iu/ui/ un together.
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Lǎoshī, nǐhǎo! I am Jiànwú from Japan, Lìběn. Nǐhǎo! Jiànwǔ. You are from rìběn. Oh, this “r” is so difficult for Japanese. Remember, the tip of the tongue cannot touch the upper gum, and it should not move. “r.” “r.” “r.” The shape of your mouth is the same as “sh,” but raise your tongue, and the vocal cords vibrate. Some examples. rén, people. rén, people. rè, hot. rè, hot. ròu, meat. ròu, meat. shēngrì, birthday. shēngrì, birthday. rènshí, know. rènshí, know. When you meet someone for the first time you can say Hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ. It’s nice to meet you. Hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ. Wǒ shuō de duì ma?
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Well, except “dui”. Oh, I always forget the ui, dui. Correct. Please read the following finals. iu ui un.
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In these three sounds, the mean vowel “ou,” “ei,” and “en” should be pronounced completely. iu ui un. iu ui un
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Correct. Now let’s try some other words. liù, shuí.
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shuí. shuí, páiduì. páiduì. páiduì, píjiǔ.
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píjiǔ. píjiǔ, chūnjié. chūnjié. chūnjié.
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Correct. Six is a lucky number in China, meaning something is going on smoothly. Wow, interesting. Lǎoshī, can you teach me some more numbers? Sure. Reading numbers is also a good way to practice pronunciation. Now let’s learn how to count in Chinese with gestures.
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One through five are relatively simple. You just hold up a different number of fingers. Please hold up your hands and try.
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yī èr sān sì wǔ.
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Very good. 6 to 10 have other signs.
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liù is a the horns. qī is a clip. bā is like a gun. jiǔ is a hook. And shí is a fist.
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liù qī bā jiǔ shí.
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I think these gestures will be really helpful for me. Definitely. And try to pronounce the numbers accurately. Well, that’s all for Chinese pronunciation and the tones, but keep practicing. Oh, I’m so sad, but I learned a lot. I think I can speak some Chinese now. Xièxiè nǐ. Búkèqì. We have learned finals, initials, tones, and some other knowledge of Chinese phonetics as well as some useful expressions. This is the end of our course. Thank you for being with us. Xièxiè, zàijiàn.
Méinèi Jiànwǔ, a student from Japan felt “r” is quite difficult for Japanese. Do you have the same difficulty?
When you pronounce r, the shape of your mouth is the same as sh. But raise your tongue and the vocal cords vibrate. The tip of your tongue cannot touch the upper gum, and also it shouldn’t move.
Words for practicing: Click to listen
rén — people; rè — hot; ròu — meat; shēngrì — birthday; rènshi — to know
When you meet someone for the first time ,you can say: Hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ. (It’s nice to meet you.) Pronunciations of compound finals iu,ui,un also should be considered. In these three sounds, the main vowel ou, ei, and en should be pronounced completely.
Words for practicing: Click to listen
liù —six; shuí — who; páiduì — line up; píjiǔ — beer; chūnjié — Spring festival
Six is a lucky number in China meaning something is going on smoothly. Reading numbers is also a good way to practice pronunciation. Now let’s learn how to count in Chinese with gestures. Click to listen
1 yī, 2 èr, 3 sān, 4 sì, 5 wǔ, 6 liù, 7 qī, 8 bā, 9 jiǔ, 10 shí
We have now learned finals, initials, tones, some knowledge of Chinese phonetics and as well as some useful expressions. You have now reached the end of our course. Thank you for being with us and we hope you have enjoyed learning Chinese!
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