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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
十一号就要考试了。开始读书了吗?
shíyī hào jiù yào kǎoshì le 。kāishǐ dúshū le ma ?
We are having an exam on the 11th. Have you started studying yet?
唉...我只读了一页。
āi ...wǒ zhǐ dú le yī yè 。
I only read one page.
没事儿,你还有一星期呢!
méishìr5 ,nǐ háiyǒu yī xīngqī ne !
No problem. You still have a week.
一定来不及的。
yīdìng láibují de 。
I definitely won’t make it.
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