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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

zhāo, zháo, zhǎo, zhào

first tune

zhāo

beckon; cause
move of martial art

zhāo

morning; day

zhāo

rising sun; morning sun

朝陽

zhāo yáng

morning

zhāo

sun

yáng

Chinese characters also pronunced zhāo


second tune

zháo

touch; reach

zháo

it's none of (your) business
have no right or ability to interfere in

管不著

guǎn bù zháo

interfere

guǎn

not

touch; reach

zháo


third tune

zhǎo

claw; talon

zhǎo

seek; look for

zhǎo

marsh; pond

zhǎo

swamp; marshland

沼澤

zhǎo zé

marsh

zhǎo

waters


fourth tune

zhào

trillion
omen; augury

zhào

call; summon

zhào

illuminate; shine upon
license; permit

zhào

Chinese characters also pronunced zhào

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