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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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retroflex tunes in Mandarin

shān, shán, shǎn, shàn

first tune

shān

hill; mountain

shān

shirt; upper garment

shān

delete; erase

shān

Chinese characters also pronunced shān



third tune

shǎn

flash; sparkle
dodge; duck out; avoid

shǎn

lightning
bolt of lightning; flash of lightning

閃電

shǎn diàn

flash; sparkle

shǎn

electricity

diàn

evade; dodge quickly

閃避

shǎn bì

dodge; duck out

shǎn

avoid

Chinese characters also pronunced shǎn


fourth tune

shàn

virtue; virtuous
good; goodness

shàn

good and evil

善,惡

shàn è

good; goodness

shàn

evil

è

fan; air cooler

shàn

good at; expert in

shàn

skilled in; clever at; excel in

擅長

shàn cháng

good at

shàn

good point

cháng

Chinese characters also pronunced shàn

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