Hanyu Pinyin System
Chinese Language is not an alphabetic language like English and Malay. It differs from alphabetic languages in that its written form is not directly related to its pronunciation. This has made many non-native speakers of Chinese find it difficult to pronounce and to learn words in written form of the language, which is also called characters. This difficulty has now been partly overcome by the introduction of the Chinese Phonetic Scheme, or more commonly as Hanyu Pinyin system, to provide phonetic notation for Chinese characters and to transcribe Chinese sounds.