how to pronounce chinese


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of chinese is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

chinese is pronounced in three syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of chinese

example pitch curve for pronunciation of chinese


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video examples of chinese pronunciation

An example use of chinese in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

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meanings of chinese


  1. Person from China.

chinese frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word chinese occurs in german on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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