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Index of Chinese Phrases and Vocabulary
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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

zhēn, zhén, zhěn, zhèn

first tune

zhēn

true; real

zhēn

loyal; devotion
virginity; pure and chaste

zhēn

precious; treasure

zhēn

needle

zhēn

Chinese characters also pronunced zhēn



third tune

zhěn

pillow

zhěn

diagnose; examine a patient

zhěn

Chinese characters also pronunced zhěn


fourth tune

zhèn

quake; vibrate

zhèn

earthquake

地震

dì zhèn

ground

quake

zhèn

brace up; arouse to action
vibrate; oscillate

zhèn

battle formation; disposition of troops

zhèn

town
press down; keep down

zhèn

calm and steady
cool and composed

鎮定

zhèn dìng

keep down

zhèn

calm

dìng

Chinese characters also pronunced zhèn

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