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Tone change series #1 不 (bù)

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ID: 4195 Newbie
In this series, we tackle the most common question in every newbie's mind: "What's with the tone changes?" Along the way, you'll learn the tone change rules for 不, 一, two third tones, and three third tones. Practice and familiarize yourselves with the sounds, and you'll be a tone master in no time. Today, let's start with 不(bù). Generally we do not see tone change rules applied in written texts, i.e. we do not see the change of tone mark reflected in written pinyin. Precisely because of this, tone change rules are confusing and burdensome to beginning learners. To help our users to master tone change rules more quickly, we have deliberately marked the changes so that they are more easily recognized and more discernible to learners. So join us in this newly designed tone change series, and let us know your thoughts!
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néng can; to be able to; might possibly
hǎo ok; alright
duì correct
yòng to use
bù néng
can not
bù hǎo
not good
bù cuò
(spoken as bú cuò) not bad
bù duì
(spoken as bú duì) wrong
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