ü[ü] is one of the basic five finals, which doesn’t exist in English and many other foreign languages.
The key to pronouncing the vowel [ü]:
First, try to pronounce the pinyin final [i] or “ee” in English word “bee”, and then gradually round and tighten your lips in an “O” shape. Make it faster! Combine these sounds together. The vowel [ü] will naturally come out.
The Spelling Rules in Exception:
When the final [ü] or a final beginning with [ü] meet the initials “j”, “q” or “x”, the two dots above [ü] should be omitted and written as [u]. But the pronunciation in spoken keeps the original [ü].
|Spoken pronunciation||Written form|
|j + ü||ju|
|q + ü||qu|
|x + ü||xu|
|j + üe||jue|
|q + üe||que|
|x + üe||xue|
|j + üan||juan|
|q + üan||quan|
|x + üan||xuan|
|j + ün||jun|
|q + ün||qun|
|x + ün||xun|