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Continued Tone Change Series #2 - Trying Out a New Restaurant

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ID: 4274 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! In this lesson, we talk about the tone change rules of the character 一 [yī] “one” with a useful dialogue about two friends trying out a new restaurant for the first time!
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
第一次 dìyīcì the first time
一直 yīzhí continuously; always
试一试 shìyīshì to have a try
qǐng to treat someone to something
第一次来这里吗?
dìyīcì lái zhèlǐ ma ?
Is this your first time coming here?
对啊!我一直想来试一试。
duì a !wǒ yīzhí xiǎng lái shìyīshì 。
Yes, I always wanted to come and try it.
今天我请你。多吃一点儿。
jīntiān wǒ qǐng nǐ 。duō chī yīdiǎnr5 。
I’m treating you today. Eat more.
哈哈,吃完这一大盘炒饭,马上就变胖了。
hāhā ,chī wán zhè yī dà pán chǎofàn ,mǎshàng jiù biàn pàng le 。
Haha. After eating this big plate of stir-fried rice, I am going to gain weight immediately.
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