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Mandarin pinyin tunes
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guā, guá, guǎ, guà

first tune

guā

melon; gourd

guā

watermelon

西瓜

xī guā

west

西

melon

guā

pumpkin

南瓜

nán guā

south

nán

gourd

guā

Chinese characters also pronunced guā


third tune

guǎ

widowed; less, not many

guǎ

widow

寡婦

guǎ fù

widowed

guǎ

woman; wife

many and less, not many

多,寡

duō guǎ

many

duō

less, not many

guǎ


fourth tune

guà

divinatory symbols

guà

Bagua; Eight Trigrams

八卦

bā guà

eight

divinatory symbols

guà

suspend; hand up

guà

concerned; feel concern about

掛念

guà niàn

suspend

guà

think; mind

niàn

hang; suspend

吊掛

diào guà

hand

diào

hand up

guà

Chinese characters also pronunced guà

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