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Index of Chinese Phrases and Vocabulary
with mp3 audio pronunciations and related video instruction lesson


The following video demonstrates each syllable of the pinyin structure
and the exercise of pinyin/zhuyin with basic Chinese 4-tune pronunciation

Mandarin pinyin tunes
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āo, áo, ǎo, ào

first tune

āo

concave

āo

concave and convex

凹,凸

āo tū

concave

āo

protruding

Chinese characters also pronunced āo


second tune

áo

endure; suffer
boil for a long time

áo

suffering; torment

煎熬

jiān áo

decoct

jiān

suffering

áo

stew for broth

熬湯

áo tāng

boil for a long time

áo

soup

tāng

soar, hover

áo

soar, hover

翱翔

áo xiáng

soar, hover

áo

circle in the air

xiáng

Chinese characters also pronunced áo



third tune

ǎo

padded jacket

ǎo

cotton-padded jacket

棉襖

mián ǎo

cotton

mián

padded jacket

ǎo

Chinese characters also pronunced ǎo


fourth tune

ào

proud

ào

pride, proud

驕傲

jiāo ào

arrogant

jiāo

proud

ào

abstruse

ào

profound; secret

奧妙

ào miào

abstruse

ào

wonderful

miào

Chinese characters also pronunced ào

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