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Mandarin pinyin tunes
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gū, gú, gǔ, gù

first tune

estimate

evaluate; estimate

估計

gū jì

estimate

count; compute

mushroom

alone; orphaned

orphan

孤兒

gū ér

orphaned

child

ér

lonely; solitary

孤獨

gū dú

alone

alone

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third tune

ancient times

antique

古董

gǔ dǒng

ancient times

director

dǒng

valley

gorge; mountain valley

山谷

shān gǔ

mountain

shān

valley

bone

drum

drumming; beat a drum

打鼓

dǎ gǔ

beat

shān

drum

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fourth tune

firm; solid

firm and solid

堅固

jiān gù

firm; hard

jiān

firm; solid

past; former

story; tale

故事

gù shì

past; former

thing; matter

shì

homeland; native land

故鄉

gù xiāng

former

hometown

xiāng

hire; employ

employer

雇主

gù zhǔ

hire; employ

host; owner

zhǔ

look after; care for

take care of someone

照顧

zhào gù

care

zhào

look after; care for

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