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ID: 0769 Newbie
The alpha, the genesis, dongxi numero uno. All the other tones wish they were this high, but without the other tones, we wouldn't know how supreme the first tone actually is. That's the existential truth of tonal relativity. The first tone in history to get its very own podcast, and the only tone that's phonetically represented by its Chinese character--learn about it in this lesson.
Wed Jan 23 2008 | Jenny , Ken , John
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xīn 、qīng 、gān
new, light, dry
tā 、tā 、tā
he, she, it
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