Home > Uncategorized > German and Chinese are similar (vowels)!

German and Chinese are similar (vowels)!

I’m assuming you know Chinese (and obviously English too otherwise why are you here lol) and want to learn German.  You see, if you don’t use the standard written form of Chinese, but instead, use only Hanyu Pinyin, you can start to pronounce German pretty quickly.  Consider this example:

Hanyu Pinyin vowels:

a o e i u ü

German vowels:

a o ö e i u ü

Everything is actually phonetically almost identical except the two vowels highlighted and in italics (o ö).

If you pronounce German using the sound of English consonants and the sound of Chinese vowels – voila – you are 90% there!😀

You only have to figure out how to do (o ö) and maybe ‘j’, ‘r’, ‘w’, ‘v’ and ‘z’ of German and you’re pretty much done with the basics of German pronunciation.

Go figure how to pronounce: “dann, bekommen, lieb, dunkel, küss” using these principles.  You’re going to be 99% correct.😀

Note: all five are very useful words.  (Their meanings are: then, receive, love, dark, kiss) ;P

Categories: Uncategorized
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: