Lesson 1  ai and ei

 

Chinese Ping Ying Alphabet

Description

 

 

 

ai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ei

This is a blend vowel, consisting of two parts. The first half sounds the single vowel “ a ”, and the second half sounds the single vowel “ i ”. The two sounds should be pronounced together. The first half “ a ” should be pronounced stronger than the second half “ i ”.

 

It is similar to the English letter i in like, five, dime.

 

āi    ái    ǎi   ài

 

 

This is a blend vowel, consisting of two parts. The first half sounds the single vowel “ e ” , and the second half sounds the single vowel “ i ”. The two sounds should be pronounced together. The first half “ e ” should be pronounced stronger than the second half “ i ”.

 

It is very similar to the English letter a in date, lake, made.

ēi    éi    ěi    èi