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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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kān, kán, kǎn, kàn

first tune

kān

publish
periodical; publication

kān

weekly magazine

週刊

zhōu kān

week

zhōu

publication

kān

monthly magazine

月刊

yuè kān

month

yuè

publication

kān

bear; endure

kān

unbearable; insufferable
can't bear; can't stand

不堪

bù kān

not

bear; endure

kān

humiliating; embarrassing

難堪

nán kān

hard; difficult

nán

bear; endure

kān

Chinese characters also pronunced kān


third tune

kǎn

chop; hack off

kǎn

chop off; break apart by chopping

砍斷

kǎn duàn

chop

kǎn

break

duàn

Chinese characters also pronunced kǎn


fourth tune

kàn

look; see; view

kàn

see with one's eyes
catch sight of

看見

kàn jiàn

look; see

kàn

see

jiàn

read a book

看書

kàn shū

view

kàn

book

shū

Chinese characters also pronunced kàn

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