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Continued Tone Change Series #1 - Studying for an Exam

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ID: 4264 Elementary
In our previous newbie tone change series, we have introduced the tone change rules for 不, 一, two third tones, and three third tones. Just like many other aspects in the Chinese language, tone changes are more nuanced than the rules you see in textbooks. That's why for the elementary tone change series, we decided that we would reinforce the rules with the help of dialogues that you hear in everyday conversations. Practice and familiarize yourselves with the sounds, and you'll be a tone master in no time! First, let's start with the character 一 [yī].
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开始 kāishǐ to begin
读书 dúshū to study
一页 yīyè one page
一星期 yīxīngqī one week
shíyī hào jiù yào kǎoshì le 。kāishǐ dúshū le ma ?
We are having an exam on the 11th. Have you started studying yet?
āi ...wǒ zhǐ dú le yī yè 。
I only read one page.
méishìr5 ,nǐ háiyǒu yī xīngqī ne !
No problem. You still have a week.
yīdìng láibují de 。
I definitely won’t make it.
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