the annoying third tone

May 11, 2010, 12:38 AM posted in General Discussion

Hello, everybody!

I have learnt Chinese for quite a long time, but I still can't read the third tone well. Would someone can tell me how to pronunce it on the right track?

Thx very much!

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May 11, 2010, 01:09 AM

I find it hard too.

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May 11, 2010, 03:44 AM

Why not try Tone Practice to improve your Chinese tone pronunciation! You can find it from tools/addons/


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Thanks! I think I'll go and have a try. Let's see if it works.

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May 11, 2010, 05:27 AM

Yes, that's a good tool for one who wants to improve the Chinese pronunciation! I'm using it now.

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May 11, 2010, 05:28 AM

I'd like to have a try!

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May 11, 2010, 06:09 AM

It seems there are a large number of 'users' whose accounts were created simply to promote this tone tool. These accounts were all created around the same time - about April 20, and they all seem to be taking part in the same discussions - asking leading questions about tones, while another account from this group jumps in to recommend the tone tool.

We have seen 'rongchen', 'alison1990', 'becsue', 'aiservice', and 'paracaz' on this thread.

Would '44sunset', 'ali_ali', 'kekesme', kiwi_0983' and 'candleone' like to join their fellows and announce their presence.

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Hehe. I guess it might be lonely in the office, and they need to have a little conversation with themselves? :-)

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May 11, 2010, 02:40 PM

hey, here is a good Chinese Share group, 83607800 welcome non-chinese speaking friends join the group to learn and practise chinese together!

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May 11, 2010, 03:34 PM

While prouncing 3rd tones, try move your head from top to bottom and back to top. Moving like this will help.