|This pinyin table is a complete listing of all Chinese Pinyin syllables used in Standard Mandarin. Each syllable in a cell is composed of an initial (columns) and a final (rows). An empty cell indicates that the corresponding syllable does not exist in Standard Mandarin.
The below table indicates possible combinations of initials and finals in Standard Mandarin, but does not indicate tones, which are equally important to the proper pronunciation of Chinese.
Although some initial-final combinations have some syllables using each of the 5 different tones, most do not. Some utilize only one tone.
NOTE: many syllables are not pronounced similarly to the English conventions.
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|Color Legend: syllable is a modified combination of initial and final|