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Zhuyin is also called “bo-po-mo-fo”, which represents the sounds of the first four phonetic symbols of this system. This chart contains the 37 phonetic Zhuyin. Details of Zhuyin fuhao / Bopomofo, the phonetic script used to show the pronunciation of Chinese characters in Download this chart in Word or PDF format. There is a straight one-to-one correspondence between ZhuYin (BoPoMoFo) and PinYin (Chinese Romanization), with the few exceptions listed at the end of.

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Zhuyin fuhao / Bopomofo (注音符號/ㄅㄆㄇㄈ)

chary I speak, but cannot read save for 10 words. This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. So you have to wonder: BCE Demotic 7 c.

Without proper rendering supportyou may see transcriptions in parentheses after the character instead of ruby glosses. What the boppmofo are pinyin and zhuyin anyway?

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Why get hung up on English spelling conventions when Zhuyin gives you the opportunity to completely forget them? October 29, at 3: Haikou dialect Hainan Romanised. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

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Additionally, one children’s newspaper in Taiwan, the Mandarin Bopomifo Newsannotates all articles with Zhuyin ruby characters. When trying to use these same crazy English spelling conventions to Romanize Chinese, the inconsistencies of not only English spelling, but of Pinyin as well, create bolomofo sort of Venn diagram of confusion.

In reality, you can learn Zhuyin in days tops. When Mark made a post on Reddithe was challenged with the question: Thanks for sticking it through.


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Now, even though I can read perhaps at best,characters, I can read every single word in this sample because of the zhuyin. This is the way you are supposed to learn a language! The last renaming addressed fears that the alphabetic system might independently replace Bopomoro characters.

Tips for learning Zhuyin like a boss: Among the many reforms proposed upon the end of the dynasty, raising literacy was considered to be a national priority. History of the alphabet. BCE Orkhon old Turkic 6 c.

A Simple BoPoMoFo Chart Helps Me Learn Chinese

And only because food is an incredible motivating factor. In English translations, the system is often also called either Chu-yin or the Mandarin Phonetic Symbols. Using the bopomofo kept my brain in Chinese-mode and made me more aware chzrt the distinct Chinese pronunciation of the sounds represented. It is also used to transcribe other varieties of Chineseparticularly other varieties of Standard Chinese and related Mandarin dialectsas well as Taiwanese Hokkien.

November 17, at bopomof To the first, in China, my understanding is that only textbooks use pinyin with Chinese characters — and even then, only for young children. I blame my mom for not being being enough of a tiger. BCE Paleo-Hebrew 10 c. Truthfully, I think that if it were the same type of text explaining a Shakespearean sonnet in English, the comprehension level would likely be about the same. Scripts with ISO four-letter codes Writing systems Mandarin words and phrases Auxiliary and educational artificial scripts Ruby characters Chinese scripts Transcription of Chinese Han character input Scripts encoded in Unicode 1.

Okay, you might be thinking. Japanese Korean Two-Cell Chinese. I did this largely because learning all of the symbols in Zhuyin seemed like a lot of extra mental effort when I was already so busy trying to learn characters.


Plus when you take into account accents including the Taiwanese accent all the carefully learned phonetic distinctions require re-mapping anyways. But as I mentioned earlier, the more your child reads in both quantity and varietythe more your child will understand. My tutor and I made an easy to read bopomofo chart that I boppomofo you will […].

I have never attempted any systematic study to just learn the bopomofo symbols. Cbart planning to study or charh in Taiwan not mainland China should learn zhuyin 2.

You get tired of reading about frogs and cats very fast! Introduced in the s in China and Taiwan although pinyin replaced zhuyin in China whereas Taiwan still considers Zhuyin its official form of phonetic notation.

Hopefully, being able to access the Zhuyin will begin to help. However, some Chinese input methods e. Something about not having the English also known as Phoenician or Roman alphabet characters there, also made it more natural to tune into the Chinese characters. Zhuyin King is still in an alpha state.

Notable features Type of writing system: In teaching Mandarin, Taiwan institutions and some overseas communities use Zhuyin as chwrt learning tool.

But when I am at her house, she uses bopomofo almost exclusively next to the new characters in the study material.