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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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dī, dí, dǐ, dì

first tune

low

high and low

高,低

gāo dī

high

gāo

low

drip; drop

dripping water

滴水

dī shuǐ

drip

water

shuǐ

raindrop; drops of rain

雨滴

yǔ dī

rain

drop

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second tune

flute

flute; bamboo flute

笛子

dí zi

flute

suffix

zi

enlighten; teach

inspire; open and enlighten the mind

啟迪

qǐ dí

open; enlighten

enlighten; teach

enemy; opponent

enemy

敵人

dí rén

enemy; opponent

people

rén

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third tune

bottom

under; below

底下

dǐ xià

bottom

below; under

xià

against

resist

抵抗

dǐ kàng

against

resist; oppose

kàng

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fourth tune

land; ground

land

土地

tǔ dì

soil; earth

land; ground

young brother

brothers

兄弟

xiōng dì

elder brother

xiōng

young brother

order; rank

number one

第一名

dì yī míng

order; rank

one

name; fame

míng

emperor

emperor

皇帝

huáng dì

emperor

huáng

emperor

pass over; hand over

遞, 递

express delivery; special delivery

快遞, 快递

kuài dì

fast; quick

kuài

pass over; hand over

遞, 递

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