Traditional and classic Chinese calligraphic symbols, words, idioms and proverbs for your art design. Created by Andres Leo since 2001.

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Index of Chinese Phrases and Vocabulary
with mp3 audio pronunciations and related video instruction lesson

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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sū, sú, sǔ, sù

first tune

crisp; crispy

wake up; back to life

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second tune

customs; customary
vulgar; tasteless; tawdry

fourth tune

vegetarian diet
plain and simple

speed; velocity
fast; quick; rapid

lodge; stay overnight


tell; narrate
sue; appeal

solemn; serious

serious; solemn
deep sincerity; formal and dignified


yán sù

dignified; strict


solemn; serious

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