Learn pinyin

Hànyǔ Pīnyīn is a system for writing out Chinese phonetically using the Latin alphabet. For example:

Pinyin

dǒng

zhōng

wén

English

 understand 

Chinese

Typing on a pinyin keyboard is the most popular electronic input method for simplified Chinese characters.


    Introduction

    Initials, finals, and tones


    Tone trainer

    Practice hearing the different tones


    b
    Lesson 1

    b p m a i y


    n
    Lesson 2

    n f an en


    h
    Lesson 3

    h d t e ao


    g
    Lesson 4

    g k u w ou o


    l
    Lesson 5

    l ang eng ai ei ui


    ü
    Lesson 6

    ü yu (i/y/ü/yu)e er


    j
    Lesson 7

    j q x


    z
    Lesson 8

    z c s


    zh
    Lesson 9

    zh ch sh r


    Lesson 10

    Practice commonly confused sounds


    Speaking

    Use speech recognition to practice your pronunciation