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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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kāi, kái, kǎi, kài

first tune

kāi

open; turn on

kāi

open and close
turn on and turn off

開,關

kāi guān

open; turn on

kāi

close; turn off

guān

open the door

開門

kāi mén

open

kāi

door

mén

happy; joyful

開心

kāi xīn

open

kāi

heart

xīn

Chinese characters also pronunced kāi


third tune

kǎi

victory; triumph

kǎi

triumphant return; return in triumph

凱旋

kǎi xuán

victory; triumph

kǎi

return

xuán

model; standard

kǎi

model to follow; good example

楷模

kǎi mó

model; standard

kǎi

mold; standard

indignant; sad
generous; magnanimous

kǎi

sigh with sorrow, regret

感慨

gǎn kǎi

feel; sense

gǎn

indignant; sad

kǎi

generous; liberal with money

慷慨

kāng kǎi

generous; liberal

kāng

generous

kǎi

Chinese characters also pronunced kǎi


fourth tune

kài

deeply touched; sigh emotionally

kài

anger; hatred

kài

anger against a common enemy
joined in opposition to the same adversary

(Chinese idiom)

同仇敵愾

tóng chóu dí kài

same

tóng

enemy

chóu

enemy; oppose

anger

kài

Chinese characters also pronunced kài

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