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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

zhōu, zhóu, zhǒu, zhòu

first tune

zhōu

circumference
whole; entire; all over

zhōu

attentive; thoughtful; considerate

周到

zhōu dào

whole; entire

zhōu

reach

dào

week

zhōu

weekend

週末

zhōu mò

week

zhōu

end

state (of nation)

zhōu

continent; land mass

zhōu

Europe

歐洲

Ōu zhōu

Europe

Ōu

continent; land mass

zhōu

boat

zhōu

congee
porridge of rice or millet

zhōu

Chinese characters also pronunced zhōu


second tune

zhóu

axis (of rotation)

zhóu

Chinese characters also pronunced zhóu


third tune

zhǒu

elbow

zhǒu

Chinese characters also pronunced zhǒu


fourth tune

zhòu

incantation; mantra
curse; swear

zhòu

daytime

zhòu

day and night

晝,夜

zhòu yè

daytime

zhòu

night

eternity; infinite time

zhòu

Universe; cosmos

宇宙

yǔ zhòu

world

infinite time

zhòu

Chinese characters also pronunced zhòu


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