Pinyin Poem (拼音诗歌)

What I’ve tried to do here is to create a… phonetic “alphabet” acrostic or pangram poem for Mandarin Chinese. Meaning, If you were to learn to recite it correctly you would be able to pronounce anything. In theory. Probably not really, though. But it might help. Possibly.

(Disclaimer: I don’t really know what I’m doing.)

[ ]” is what I put in to indicates the conspicious absence of a tone mark (indicating fifth tone in pinyin, first tone in Zhuyin)

“ê” is totally offically part of pinyin (ê ê̄ ế ê̌ ề), but I think they keep it in the attic or something. Don’t worry about it. (“ㄝ” in Zhuyin)

Trad./Zhuyin version and translation further down.

Simp. Pinyin
¯ ¯ ¯ ¯  《拼音诗歌》  “Pīnyīn Shīgē”
¯ ¯ ´ ´  拼音文辞  pīnyīn wéncí
ˇ ˇ ` `  口语汉字  kǒuyǔ hànzì
¯ ´ ˇ ` [ ]  诗文演唱啵  shī wén yǎnchàng bo
b p m f     bō pò mō Fó
d t n l  道叨脑劳  dào tāo nǎo láo
g k h  歌课合  gē kè hé
j q x  记起习  jìqǐ xí
zh ch sh r  知耻试日  zhī chǐ shì rì
z c s  字词思  zìcí sī
a o e ê  啊喔呃也  ā ō è yě
ai ei ao ou  唉诶聱讴  āi éi áo ōu
an en ang eng
 善文养成哟  shànwén yǎng chéng yo
er i u ü  而已无语  éryǐ wúyǔ

Trad. Zhuyin
[ ] [ ]  [] [ ]  《拼音詩歌》  ㄆㄧㄣ ㄧㄣ ㄕ ㄍㄜ
[ ] [ ] ˊ ˊ  拼音文辭  ㄆ一ㄣ 一ㄣ ㄨㄣˊ ㄘˊ
ˇ ˇ ˋ ˋ  口語漢字  ㄎㄡˇ ㄩˇ ㄏㄢˋ ㄗˋ
[ ] ˊ ˇ ˋ ˙  詩文演唱啵  ㄕ ㄨㄣˊ 一ㄢˇ ㄔㄤˋ ㄅㄛ˙
ㄅ ㄆ ㄇ ㄈ    ㄅㄛˋ ㄆㄛˋ ㄇㄛ ㄈㄛˊ
ㄉ ㄊ ㄋ ㄌ  道叨腦勞  ㄉㄠˋ ㄊㄠ ㄋㄠˇ ㄌㄠˊ
ㄍ ㄎ ㄏ  歌課合  ㄍㄜ ㄎㄜˋ ㄏㄜˊ
ㄐ ㄑ ㄒ  記起習  ㄐㄧˋ ㄑㄧˇ ㄒㄧˊ
ㄓ ㄔ ㄕ ㄖ  知恥試日  ㄓ ㄔˇ ㄕˋ ㄖˋ
ㄗ ㄘ ㄙ  字詞思 ㄗˋ ㄘˊ ㄙ
ㄚ ㄛ ㄜ ㄝ  啊喔呃也 ㄚ ㄛ ㄜˋ ㄧㄝˇ
ㄞ ㄟ ㄠ ㄡ  唉誒聱謳  ㄞ ㄟˊ ㄠˊ ㄡ
ㄢ ㄣ ㄤ ㄥ  善文養成喲  ㄕㄢˋ ㄨㄣˊ 一ㄤˇ ㄔㄥˊ ㄧㄛ˙
ㄦ 一 ㄨ ㄩ  而已無語  ㄦˊ 一ˇ ㄨˊ ㄩˇ

Mandarinspot (annotate)
Zhuyin (注音符號/ zhùyīn fúhào/ ㄅㄆㄇㄈ / bopomofo)
Bopomofo Mnemonic Worksheets for Children at Castle of Costa Mesa


Vocabulary:

拼音 phonetic writing, pinyin
诗歌 [詩] poem

拼音 phonetic writing, pinyin
文辞 [辭] language, words

口语 [語] spoken language
汉字 Chinese character

诗 [詩] verse
文 writing
演唱 sung performance
啵 particle indicating suggestion or surmise [equivalent to 吧]

播 to broadcast, to spread, to sow
魄 soul, vigor, mortal soul, animal soul
摸 to touch
佛 Buddha, Buddhism

道 way, reason, skill, method, Dao, to speak, to talk
叨 to receive the benefit of
脑 [腦] brain, mind
劳 [勞] labor

歌 song, to sing
课 [課] class, lesson
合 whole, together round

记起 [記] recall
习 [習] to practice, to study , habit

知 to be aware
耻 [恥] shame
试 [試] examination, test
日 day

字词 [字詞] letters, words, phrase
思 to think, to consider

啊 interjection of surprise, ah!
喔 I see, oh
呃 exclamation
也 also, too, final particle implying affirmation (in Classical Chinese)

唉 interjection or grunt of agreement, to sigh
诶 [誒] hey (to express surprise)
聱 difficult to pronounce
讴 [謳] to sing, ballad, folk song

善 good at sth, to improve or perfect
文 language
养成 [養] to cultivate, to form (a habit)
哟 [喲] final particle expressing exhortation, syllable filler in a song

而已 that’s all, nothing more
无语 [無語] to remain silent, to have nothing to say


Compare: 注音字母拼音字母注音法汉语拼音拼音文字拼音通用拼音国语注音符号第一 式注音符号注音一式注音ㄅㄆㄇㄈ [bōpōmōfō] [波坡摸佛]

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