Traditional and classic Chinese calligraphic symbols, words, idioms and proverbs for your art design. Created by Andres Leo since 2001.

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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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cū, cú, cǔ, cù

first tune

coarse; rough
gruff; rude
thick; not thin

Chinese characters also pronunced

second tune

die; dead; death
(classic Chinese symbol)

fourth tune


urge; urgent; hurry

sudden; abrupt; unprepared

sudden death


cù sǐ



Chinese characters also pronunced

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