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Mandarin pinyin tunes
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quē, qué, quě, què

first tune

quē

lack; deficient

quē

lack; deficient in

缺少

quē shǎo

lack; deficient

quē

less; deficient

shǎo


second tune

qué

lame; crippled

qué

crippled lag

瘸腿

qué tuǐ

lame; crippled

qué

leg

tuǐ


fourth tune

què

but; decline

què

nevertheless; but it is

卻是

què shì

but

què

is

shì

impolite to decline; refuse would be impolite
(classic Chinese idiom)

卻之不恭

què zhī bù gōng

decline

què

it

zhī

not

respectful

gōng

timid; afraid

què

stage fright

怯場

què chǎng

timid; afraid

què

occasions

chǎng

cowardly; timid

膽怯

dǎn què

courage

dǎn

timid; afraid

què

sure; true
certain; valid

què

right; correct

正確

zhèng què

correct

zhèng

sure; valid

què

sparrow; small bird

què

Chinese characters also pronunced què

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