Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Chinese tones

What is pinyin?
Chinese words

Chinese is a tonal language. What does this mean?
It means when a word has a tone it totally changes the meaning

How many tones are there?
4 tones

Describe how your voice changes for each tone

Tone 1 - High flat - ā

Tone 2 - rising - á

Tone 3 - Down and then up - ä

Tone 4 - Down - à

Chinese characters don't show
how words sound

What does ba (tone 1) mean?


What does ba (tone 4) mean?

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