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The Tone Changes Rules of “一”

1. 一 is pronounced as the 1st tone “yī” when it’s by itself, it works as a number, it is put at the end of the word, phrase or sentence. e.g. 一 (yī) 唯一 (wéi  yī) the one and only…

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The Tone Changes Rules of “不”

1. 不 is a 4th tone syllable by itself. 不 (bù) 2. The tone doesn’t change when 不 is followed by a 1st tone, 2nd tone or 3rd tone syllable. e.g. 不 + 1st Tone 不吃 (bù chī) 不 +…

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How to pronounce [z]/[c]/[s] in Chinese Pinyin

How to pronounce [z]: Lengthen your mouth, spread your tongue companied with pressing the tip of your tongue against the upper alveolar ridge and then loosen the tongue-tip a little to let the airflow out without vibration of the vocal…

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How to pronounce [n]/[l] in Chinese Pinyin

How to pronounce [n]: Make the tip of your tongue touch against the upper alveolar ridge and let the airflow comes out from nasal cavity companied with the release of the closure in mouth and the vibration of the vocal…

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How to pronounce [g]/[k] in Chinese Pinyin

How to pronounce [g]: Form an obstacle by raising the back of tongue to touch the soft palate and then release the airflow by quickly break through the obstacle without vibration of the cord. The sound of [g] is similar…

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