Chinese Phonetics – Pinyin 拼音 and Zhuyin 注音

Unlike English, French, or Spanish, Chinese is not a phonetic language.  However, two popular phonological systems are often used to help beginners (and native children) learn the Mandarin sounds – Hanyu pinyin 拼音 and zhuyin 注音.  In the early 20th century, literacy level was less than 45% for men and less than 10% for women.  To improve literacy among … Read more

Top 5 Chinese Instruments

With every culture comes its own set of music and instruments. The same can be said for the Chinese culture. The Chinese have a variety of instruments to create a unique sounding music that can be enjoyed by everyone. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the top five Chinese instruments. The Erhu The Erhu … Read more

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