Pinyin (Simplified / Traditional Chinese), or more formally Hanyu pinyin, is currently the most commonly used Romanization system (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin. Hanyu means the Chinese language, and pinyin means “phonetics”, or more literally, “spelling sound” or “spelled sound”.
This system approximates Chinese mandarin pronunciation with Roman letters and informs the user at which pitch to pronounce a word. Pinyin has become a tool for many foreigners to learn the Mandarin pronunciation, and is used to explain the grammar and spoken Mandarin together with hanzi (Chinese characters).
These rounded-edge Chinese flash cards provide a fun way for children to learn Chinese pin yin. The cards teach all pinyin letters to young children. Each card contains a pinyin letter with colorful picture illustrations. Along with each pinyin is a cute nursery rhyme that showcases how to pronounce the pinyin letter correctly.