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Glossary of Chen's Chinese Lesson 1 - word to pronunciation

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big
da-4
small
xiao-3
syau
*sheou (ou as in ouch)
sun
ri-4
r
*sounds like zer
month
yue-4
*youe (e is like the e in explain)
day
tien-1
tyan
*tea en
gold
jin-1
*sounds like jean
tree
mu-4
sounds like moo
water
shui-3
shwei
fire
huo-3
hwo
*sounds like hwaw (aw as in awful)
earth
tu-3
*sounds like too
one
yi-1
*ee (as in a long e sound)
two
er-4
three
san-1
four
si-4
sz
*si as in "sit."
five
wu-3
*oo (as in too)
six
liu-4
lyou
*sounds something like leo
seven
qi-1
chi
*chee (as in cheap)
eight
ba-1
nine
jiu-3
jyou
*sound like leo with a j - jeo
ten
shi-2
shr
*sher
January
yi-1 yue-4
yi ywe
*ee youe (e is like the e in explain)
February
er-4 yue-4
er ywe
*er youe (e is like the e in explain)
March
san-1 yue-4
san ywe
*san youe (e is like the e in explain)
April
si-1 yue-4
sz yue
*si (as in sit) youe (e is like the e in explain)
May
wu-3 yue-4
wu ywe
*oo (as in too) youe (e is like the e in explain)
June
liu-4 yue-4
lyou ywe
*leo youe (e is like the e in explain)
July
qi-1 ywe-4
chi ywe
*chee youe (e is like the e in explain)
August
ba-1 yue-4
ba ywe
*ba youe (e is like the e in explain)
September
yiu-3 yue-4
jyou ywe
*jeo (leo with a j) youe (e is like the e in explain)
October
shi-2 yue-4
shr ywe
*sher youe (e is like the e in explain)
November
shi-2 yi-1 yue-4
shr yi ywe
*sher ee youe (e is like the e in explain)
December
shi-2 er-4 yue-4
shr er ywe
*sher er youe (e is like the e in explain)
today
jin-1 tien-1
*jean tea en

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