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and the exercise of pinyin/zhuyin with basic Chinese 4-tune pronunciation

Mandarin pinyin tunes
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gāi, gái, gǎi, gài

first tune

gāi

should; ought to

gāi

should; ought to

應該

yīng gāi

should

yīng

should; ought to

gāi

Chinese characters also pronunced gāi


third tune

gǎi

alter; change

gǎi

repent and reform
mend one's ways

改過

gǎi guò

alter; change

gǎi

fault; mistakes

guò


fourth tune

gài

beggar

gài

beggar

乞丐

qǐ gài

beg

beggar

gài

cover; lid

gài

lid; cover

蓋子

gài zi

cover; lid

gài

suffix

zi

general; approximate

gài

generally; approximately

大概

dà gài

greatly

general; approximate

gài

concept; general idea

概念

gài niàn

general; approximate

gài

think of

niàn

Chinese characters also pronunced gài

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