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Tone Lesson 4 – The Fourth Tone with Tone Pairs Drills

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CHINESE FOURTH TONE

Chinese Fourth Tone is called 四声(sì shēng) in Chinese, literally meaning “the fourth sound”. In this lesson, we will be practicing the Mandarin Pinyin Fourth Tone with Tone Pairs and sentences.

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How to Pronounce the Chinese Fourth Tone

The Mandarin Pinyin Fourth Tone starts high, and then immediately goes down. To pronounce it, we need to allow our pitch to drop quickly. That is why the Chinese Fourth Tone is also known as "the High Falling Tone". Don't be afraid that it might sound "angry" this way, it is just how it is supposed to be.

+Video Chinese Fourth Tone is also called "the High Falling Tone". In this lesson we'll practice Mandarin Pinyin Fourth Tone with tone pairs and sentences.
Chinese Fourth Tone

 

Practice Mandarin Pinyin Fourth Tone with Tone Pairs and Sentences

FOURTH TONE + FIRST TONE

TONE PAIRS
PĪNYĪN 汉字 ENGLISH
qì chē 汽车 car
chàng gē  唱歌 to sing 
dà jiā  大家  everyone 
shàng bān  上班  to go to work 
xìn xīn 信心  confidence 
SENTENCE
 dà jiā zuò qì chē shàng bān
大家坐汽车上班。
Everyone takes the car to go to work.

FOURTH TONE + SECOND TONE

TONE PAIRS
PĪNYĪN 汉字 ENGLISH
qù nián 去年 last year
wèn tí 问题 question; problem
tè bié 特别  special; especially 
liàn xí 练习  to practice 
shù xué 数学  math 
SENTENCE
 liàn xí shù xué wèn tí
练习数学问题。
Practice math questions.

FOURTH TONE + THIRD TONE

TONE PAIRS
PĪNYĪN 汉字 ENGLISH
diàn nǎo 电脑 computer
hàn yǔ  汉语 the Chinese language
diàn yǐng  电影  movie
shàng wǔ  上午  morning
xià yǔ  下雨  to rain 
SENTENCE
 yòng diàn nǎo kàn diàn yǐng
用电脑看电影。
To watch a movie on the computer.
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