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Mandarin pinyin tunes
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liū, liú, liǔ, liù

first tune

liū

slide; skate
slip away

liū

slate; skating on ice

溜冰

liū bīng

slide; skate

liū

ice

bīng

sneak away; slip away
leave stealthily; shirk off
go secretly and quietly

溜走

liū zǒu

slip away

liū

go; leave

zǒu


second tune

liú

flow; drift

liú

flowing water; running water

流水

liú shuǐ

flow

liú

water

shuǐ

meteor
shooting star; falling star

流星

liú xīng

drift

liú

star

xīng

stay; remain
keep; reserve

liú

going or staying
leaving or staying

去,留

qù liú

go; leave

stay

liú

reserve; retain
keep; retain possession of

保留

bǎo liú

keep

bǎo

keep; reserve

liú

Chinese characters also pronunced liú



third tune

liǔ

willow

liǔ

willow tree

柳樹

liǔ shù

willow

liǔ

tree

shù

Chinese characters also pronunced liǔ


fourth tune

liù

six; number 6

liù

June (month)

六月

liù yuè

six

liù

month

yuè

stroll; roam
walk slowly

liù

walking the dog
take a dog for a walk

遛狗

liù gǒu

stroll; walk slowly

liù

dog

gǒu

Chinese characters also pronunced liù

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