Is there a way to edit Pinyin in Chinese course?

rl181818 us United States

Hey guys,

I'm going through one of the Chinese mini-stories. Occasionally there are a few pinyin mistakes. Or to be more precise, a character that has several pronunciations always uses the same one, regardless of the accuracy. For example, 着 is often labelled zhao1 in story #1, but the character is being used as the aspect particle zhe5. I'd be happy to fix this if possible. I tried opening the edit text page and it's only hanzi, so I'm not sure if it's doable. I've already been fixing a few of the segmentation mistakes (2 adjacent characters becoming compounds when they shouldn't).


July 31 at 04:07
  • jeannie123 au Australia

    Yes, I noticed this very same error myself. The audio is pronouncing it correctly but the pinyin is zhao instead of zhe.

    July 31 at 06:44
    • rl181818 us United States

      For that character, even if they just replaced the default pinyin to zhe 100% of the time, that would be better since it’s so much more common.

      July 31 at 06:57
      • wcon us United States

        Agree-- If LingQ would just choose the most common pronunciation would be a good improvement. Beyond that, letting us correct the pinyin would be great.

        December 26 at 21:37
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    zoran rs Serbia

    Sorry but for now it's not possible to edit Pinyin in a lesson.

    July 31 at 13:00
    • rl181818 us United States

      Thanks for the reply. If there was a way to globally change the pinyin spelling of 着 to zhe5, that would be helpful. It's misspelled in all of its appearances in the 60 short stories, and it's a fairly common character (I just looked it up, it's the 70th most common character). Not a huge issue though, we can deal.

      August 01 at 04:26
  • tuv se Sweden

    This is one reason LingQ always making you choose your own translation + pronunciation is great. Since you have already noticed this character has different pronunciations there´s actually no problem. In Japanese there is even more of this kind of situation, but I think it´s just something we have to live with. What matters more is how your narrator/friend/you read it.

    July 31 at 13:13
  • ChristinaZhang us United States Click here to learn the Mandarin Chinese Pinyin. Hanyu Pinyin, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters.

    November 07 at 04:03