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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

chā, chá, chǎ, chà

first tune

chā

fork

chā

fork

叉子

chā zi

fork

chā

suffix

zi

stick into; insert; interject

chā

interrupt (someone while they are speaking)
cut in; break into a conversation

插嘴

chā zuǐ

interject

chā

mouth

zuǐ

flower arranging

插花

chā huā

stick into; insert

chā

flower

huā

Chinese characters also pronunced chā


second tune

chá

tea

chá

drink tea

喝茶

hē chá

drink

tea

chá

observe; investigate

chá

police

警察

jǐng chá

caution; warn

jǐng

investigate

chá

Chinese characters also pronunced chá


fourth tune

chà

branch off

chà

side road

岔路

chà lù

branch off

chà

road

Chinese characters also pronunced chà


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