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Mandarin pinyin tunes
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retroflex tunes in Mandarin

shū, shú, shǔ, shù

first tune

shū

book

shū

different; special
outstanding; distinguished

shū

special; exceptional; particular; peculiar

特殊

tè shū

special

different; special

shū

relax; stretch

shū

comfortable
feeling well; physical comfort

舒服

shū fú

relax

shū

acclimated

comb

shū

comb

梳子

shū zi

comb

shū

suffix

zi

lose; be beaten

shū

lose or win; defeat of victory

輸,贏

shū yíng

lose

shū

win

yíng

vegetable; greens

shū

greens; vegetables

蔬菜

shū cài

vegetable

shū

greens

cài

Chinese characters also pronunced shū


second tune

shú

uncle
father's younger brother

shú

nice; pure; virtuous
exquisite; glorious; charming for woman

shú

lady; fair lady; gentlewoman

淑女

shú nǚ

glorious

shú

woman

Chinese characters also pronunced shú


third tune

shǔ

mouse; rat

shǔ

belong to

shǔ

count; calculate

shǔ

yam; potato

shǔ

summer heat; hot weather

shǔ

summer break; summer vacation

暑假

shǔ jià

summer heat

shǔ

vacation

jià

Chinese characters also pronunced shǔ


fourth tune

shù

tree

shù

number

shù

forgive; forgiveness

shù

narrate; tell; state

shù

art; skill; method

shù

martial art
fighting skill; skill of fighting

武術

wǔ shù

martial

art; skill

shù

vertical; upright

shù

horizontal and vertical

橫,豎

héng shù

horizontal

héng

vertical

shù

Chinese characters also pronunced shù

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