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ㄅㄆㄇㄈ呢? Any bopomofo users out there?

Posted by garfaldo July 29, 2008 in the Group General Discussion .

Tags: bopomofo, taiwan, pinyin

I'm curious in getting some feedback from people who have studied both pinyin and bopomofo for learning Chinese.  I recently picked up bopomofo to try and force myself out of some bad pronunciation habits I had when reading english letters in pinyin.

In my opinion, I find that studying bopomofo really helps in understanding the full vocal components of Chinese words.  Of course pinyin is still awesome for picking up pronunciation quickly, but I really think bopomofo helps you fine tune it and get as close to natural speech as possible.

Just throwing this out there to get some ideas, and see if anyone experienced in both can tell me if I am wasting my time or not.

I put together some small training excercises for myself that worked well and allowed me to pick it up in 3 weeks with only half an hour a day.  If anyone is interested I'd be happy to share.

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