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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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dāo, dáo, dǎo, dào

first tune

dāo

knife

dāo

scissors

剪刀

jiǎn dāo

cut with scissors

qiān

knife

dāo

talkative

dāo

garrulous; talkative on trivial matters

嘮叨

lāo dāo

loquacious

lāo

talktive

dāo


third tune

dǎo

island

dǎo

islet; small island

小島

xiǎo dǎo

small

xiǎo

island

dǎo

guide; lead

dǎo

leader; leading

領導

lǐng dǎo

lead; guide

lǐng

guide; lead

dǎo

tour guide

導遊

dǎo yóu

guide; lead

dǎo

tour; travel

yóu

topple; collapse

dǎo

fall down

倒下

dǎo xià

topple; collapse

dǎo

down

xià

pray; prayer

dǎo

pray

祈禱

qí dǎo

pray

pray; prayer

dǎo

Chinese characters also pronunced dǎo


fourth tune

dào

arrive

dào

arrive late; delay in arrival

遲到

chí dào

late

chí

arrive

dào

inverse
pour out

dào

back up a car

倒車

dào chē

inverse

dào

car

chē

pour tea

倒茶

dào chá

pour out

dào

tea

chá

way; method

dào

reason; principle

道理

dào lǐ

way; method

dào

reason; logic

right way; correct path

正道

zhèng dào

correct; right

zhèng

way; method

dào

thief; robber

dào

robber; bandit

強盜

qiáng dào

by force

qiáng

thief; robber

dào

Chinese characters also pronunced dào

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