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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

chī, chí, chǐ, chì

first tune

chī

eat

chī

eat rice
have a meal

吃飯

chī fàn

eat

chī

cooked rice; meal

fàn

infatuated; obsessed

chī

foolish passion; blind love

痴情

chī qíng

infatuated; obsessed

chī

sentiment; affection

qíng

Chinese characters also pronunced chī


second tune

chí

pond; pool

chí

swimming pool

游泳池

yóu yǒng chí

swim

游泳

yóu yǒng

pond; pool

chí

hold; keep

chí

insist; persist

堅持

jiān chí

firm; unwavering

jiān

hold; keep

chí

late; delayed

chí

arrive late; delay in arrival

遲到

chí dào

late; delayed

chí

reach; arrive

dào

spoon

chí

soup spoon; tablespoon

湯匙

tāng chí

soup

tāng

spoon

chí

Chinese characters also pronunced chí


third tune

chǐ

shame; disgrace

chǐ

shameless

無恥

wú chǐ

without

shame

chǐ

tooth; teeth

chǐ

tooth

牙齒

yá chǐ

tooth

tooth; teeth

chǐ

Chinese characters also pronunced chǐ


fourth tune

chì

upbraid; repel

chì

reproach; reprimand

斥責

chì zé

upbraid

chì

reproach; reprove

exclude; repulsion

排斥

pái chì

arrange

pái

repel

chì

scarlet; bare

chì

equator

赤道

chì dào

scarlet

chì

way; path

dào

barefoot

赤腳

chì jiǎo

bare

chì

foot

jiǎo

wings

chì

wings

翅膀

chì bǎng

wings

chì

upper arm

bǎng

Chinese characters also pronunced chì


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