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Tone Lesson 15 – Final Review: Tone Groups & Sentences

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FINAL REVIEW - WORKING TOWARDS THE PERFECT TONE PRONUNCIATION

So far we've finished everything we need to know about Mandarin Chinese Tones. We've practiced all Four Tones, the Neutral Tones, and a lot of Tone Change Rules. Today we will try to mix everything up, and do a final review. We'll be practicing with Tone Groups and sentences! Ready? Let's go!

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How to Sound Native When Speaking Chinese

We already know that in Chinese, each of the Four Tones follows their own pitch range. But when people speak in real life, they range is not as strict as it could be. It is more soften and relaxed. If we put the Four Tones together, the theoretical vs. real-life pronunciation will be like this:

 

Theoretical Pronunciation:
Each Tone clear and strict

In this Mandarin Tone Trainer Video we'll do a final review of all Four Tones, the Neutral Tone and other Tone Change Rules. Let's watch and practice!

 

Real-life Pronunciation:
Tones soften and changed

In this Mandarin Tone Trainer Video we'll do a final review of all Four Tones, the Neutral Tone and other Tone Change Rules. Let's watch and practice!

Mandarin Tone Trainer: Final Review

Please watch the video and practice the following Tone exercises.

NO.1 TONE GROUPS

 

Please be careful that the Third Tones in the following Tone Groups are pronounced in the Half Third Tone.

GROUP 1

PINYIN 汉字
xī qí gǔ guài 稀奇古怪
xīn zhí kǒu kuài 心直口快
shān méng hǎi shì 山盟海誓
suān tián kǔ là 酸甜苦辣

 

GROUP 2

PINYIN 汉字
shòu bǐ nán shān 寿比南山
nòng jiǎ chéng zhēn 弄假成真
guò yǎn yún yān 过眼云烟
fù shuǐ nán shōu 覆水难收

 

NO.2 SENTENCES GROUPS

 

GROUP 1

Please pay attention to the Neutral Tone and the Tone change of character Bu 不.

1
 bù shuō bú dài biǎo bù zhī dào 'a
不说不代表不知道啊。
Not saying doesn't mean not knowing.

 

2
nǐ mā ma bú huì bù lai de
你妈妈不会不来的。
Your mom is not going to not come.

 

3
 tā bù yí dìng bú zài jiā ba
他不一定不在家吧。
He is not necessarily not at home.

 

GROUP 2

Please pay attention to the Two Fourth Tones combination and the Tone of the character Yi 一.

1
 zhè shì yí jiàn zhòng yào de shì
这是一件重要的事。
This is an important matter.

 

2
tā yì zǎo jiù zài xiě zuò yè
他一早就在作业。
He started doing homework early in the morning.

 

3
nǐ shàng kè yì zhí zài shuì jiào
你上课一直在睡觉。
You were sleeping the whole time of the class.
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