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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

zhī, zhí, zhǐ, zhì

first tune

zhī

of
it; this; that

zhī

support
branch; subdivision

zhī

twig; branch

zhī

limbs

zhī

juice

zhī

know; aware of

zhī

alone; single
numerary adjunct for animals or birds

zhī

fat; grease

zhī

Chinese characters also pronunced zhī


second tune

zhí

straight

zhí

worth; value

zhí

plant; grow

zhí

plants; vegetation

植物

zhí wù

plant

zhí

things

job; duty

zhí

niece, nephew
brother's children

zhí

quality

zhí

insist; persist
manage; control

zhí

stubborn; obstinate

固執

gù zhí

firm; solid

insist; persist

zhí

Chinese characters also pronunced zhí


third tune

zhǐ

only; merely

zhǐ

stop; cease

zhǐ

finger
indicate; point out

zhǐ

paper

zhǐ

Chinese characters also pronunced zhǐ


fourth tune

zhì

ambition; aspiration

zhì

upmost; extremely
reach; arrive at

zhì

wise; wisdom

zhì

heal; treat a disease
govern; control; administer

zhì

control; restrict
establish; set up

zhì

make; manufacture

zhì

manufacture; produce

製造

zhì zào

make; manufacture

zhì

make; build

zào

Chinese characters also pronunced zhì




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