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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

shēng, shéng, shěng, shèng

first tune

shēng

life; living
born; birth

shēng

rise; raise
promote; elevate

shēng

sound; voice

shēng

nephew
sister's son
son of one's sister

shēng

Chinese characters also pronunced shēng


second tune

shéng

rope

shéng


third tune

shěng

province
save; economize

shěng

save money

省錢

shěng qián

save

shěng

money

qián


fourth tune

shèng

victory; triumph
win; outshine; surpass

shèng

vigorous; flourishing; prosperous; thriving

shèng

surplus; remnant

shèng

holy; sacred

shèng

saint; sage; holy man

聖人

shèng rén

holy

shèng

person

rén

Chinese characters also pronunced shèng

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