The Pinyin system is the accepted standard for the romanization of Chinese characters. Pinyin means spell sound and is used to teach the standard pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese. It is also the standard system for entering Chinese characters on computers. Because of this standardization, it is the method used in this book.
You can be confident that if you pronounce the words as I present them in these lessons, you are close to the actual Chinese pronunciation. I am not a Chinese language speaker, and I do not get these pronunciations correct each time either. The following chart helps me with some tricky characters:LetterPronunciationafatheraieyeanggangbbay or spitchatschchurch or nuturedstayehereieight or heyengsungerarejjeep or ajariseeiaasia or yardieyesosawppayqcheerrleisureshshirttturnurudexsheyflee or yeazreads or sudszhjunk