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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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retroflex tunes in Mandarin

shāo, sháo, shǎo, shào

first tune

shāo

burn

shāo

slightly; a little; a bit

shāo

Chinese characters also pronunced shāo


second tune

sháo

ladle; scoop

sháo

Chinese characters also pronunced sháo


third tune

shǎo

not many
less; deficient

shǎo


fourth tune

shào

young; youth

shào

young girl; adolescent girl

少女

shào nǚ

young

shào

girl

whistle

shào

Chinese characters also pronunced shào

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