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Mandarin pinyin tunes
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yāo, yáo, yǎo, yào

first tune

yāo

small; tiny
youngest of a family

yāo

youngest
youngest of a family

老么

lǎo yāo

the very one

lǎo

small; tiny

yāo

die young; die prematurely

yāo

demon; monster; evil spirits

yāo

waist; loin

yāo

invite

yāo

Chinese characters also pronunced yāo


second tune

yáo

sway; swing; wag; shake

yáo

far; distant; remote

yáo

rumor
ballad; rhyme

yáo

kiln (pottery)

yáo

Chinese characters also pronunced yáo


third tune

yǎo

bite

yǎo

ladle out; to spoon, scoop

yǎo

Chinese characters also pronunced yǎo


fourth tune

yào

want; demand

yào

medicine; drug

yào

dazzling; brilliant; glorious

耀

yào

key (to unlock)

yào

Chinese characters also pronunced yào

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