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Index of Chinese Phrases and Vocabulary
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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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jiāng, jiáng, jiǎng, jiàng

first tune

jiāng

river; large river

jiāng

Yangtze River
Changjiang River

長江

cháng jiāng

long

cháng

river

jiāng

sophisticated and cosmopolitan
all corners of the mortal world
environment where the martial artists live

江湖

jiāng hú

river

jiāng

lake

about to; going to

jiāng

future; days to come

將來

jiāng lái

about to

jiāng

come

lái

thick liquid

漿

jiāng

soya milk; soybean milk

豆漿

dòu jiāng

bean

dòu

thick liquid

漿

jiāng

ginger

jiāng

dead and stiff

jiāng

zombie; walking dead

殭屍

jiāng shī

dead and stiff

jiāng

corpse

shī

Chinese characters also pronunced jiāng


third tune

jiǎng

prize; award

jiǎng

win a prize

中獎

zhòng jiǎng

hit

zhòng

prize

jiǎng

oar; paddle

jiǎng

talk; speak

jiǎng

reasonable
reason with someone

講道理

jiǎng dào lǐ

talk

jiǎng

sense; reason

道理

dào lǐ

Chinese characters also pronunced jiǎng


fourth tune

jiàng

artisan; craftsman

jiàng

carpenter

木匠

mù jiàng

wood

craftsman

jiàng

general (military leader)

jiàng

senior general
top-notch player
active member of a team

大將

dà jiàng

big; great

general

jiàng

sauce; jam

jiàng

soy sauce

醬油

jiàng yóu

sauce

jiàng

oil

yóu

fruit preserves; jam

果醬

guǒ jiàng

fruit

guǒ

jam

jiàng

fall; descend

jiàng

rise and fall
ascend and descend

升,降

shēng jiàng

rise; ascend

shēng

fall; descend

jiàng

Chinese characters also pronunced jiàng

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