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ü yu

Sounds like "ee" as in "bee" but with the lips rounded like "u" as in "rune". Same as "u" in French "tu" or ü in German "über".

female

fǎ​lǜ

law

法律

yuǎn

far

yīn​yuè

music

音乐

IPA: [y]

(i)e (y)e (ü)e (yu)e

Sounds like "e" as in "yes".

also

yuè

moon

IPA: [e ~ ɛ]

er

Sounds like "ar" as in "car". In some northern dialects of Chinese, the final of some syllables can change to become r-colored.

èr

two

yī​diǎn​r

a bit

一点儿

yòu​'ér​yuán

kindergarten

幼儿园

IPA: []



Single-syllable audio courtesy of the AllSet Learning Chinese Pronunciation Wiki, used with permission.

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