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Index of Chinese Phrases and Vocabulary
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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

zhāng, zháng, zhǎng, zhàng

first tune

zhāng

chapter of story
seal; stamp

zhāng

praise; extol; laud

zhāng

camphor tree

zhāng

open; extend

zhāng

Chinese characters also pronunced zhāng


third tune

zhǎng

palm of hand

zhǎng

grow
senior; superior

zhǎng

grow up

長大

zhǎng dà

grow

zhǎng

big; large


fourth tune

zhàng

ten Chinese feet (3.33 meters)
respectful old man

zhàng

husband

丈夫

zhàng fū

ten Chinese feet

zhàng

man

rely on; depend on
war; battle

zhàng

cane; staff; walking stick

zhàng

tent; canopy

zhàng

upsurge
raise the price

zhàng

barrier; obstacle

zhàng

Chinese characters also pronunced zhàng

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