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Mandarin pinyin tunes
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retroflex tunes in Mandarin

chōu, chóu, chǒu, chòu

first tune

chōu

draw out

chōu

cramp; muscular spasm

抽筋

chōu jīn

draw out

chōu

tendon; muscle

jīn


second tune

chóu

feud; animosity

chóu

foe; personal enemy

仇人

chóu rén

feud; animosity

chóu

people

rén

revenge; vengeance

復仇

fù chóu

recover

feud; animosity

chóu

worry

chóu

worried; gloomy

憂愁

yōu chóu

worry about

yōu

worry

chóu

Chinese characters also pronunced chóu



third tune

chǒu

clown

chǒu

clown; buffoon

小丑

xiǎo chǒu

little

xiǎo

clown

chǒu

ugly

chǒu

ugly duckling

醜小鴨

chǒu xiǎo yā

ugly

chǒu

little

xiǎo

duck


fourth tune

chòu

stinking; foul-smelling

chòu

stench; unpleasant smell

臭味

chòu wèi

stinking; foul-smelling

chòu

odor; smell

wèi

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