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Tone Rule: Two Third Tones
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ID: 0353 Elementary
“It’s not what you said; it’s the tone in which you said it!” By now, you’ll know the importance (and occasional frustration) of the tones in Mandarin Chinese, but even the best find themselves in a pickle when 2 third tones in a row causes a tone change… Confused? Good thing we decided to make a lesson out of it. Listen to this podcast to become the Chinese tone master you always dreamed of being.
Fri Dec 01 2006 | Jenny, Ken, John
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(ni3 hao3 = ni2 hao3) hello
(hen3 hao3 = hen2 hao3) very good
(ke3 yi3 = ke2 yi3) can
(hao3 jiu3 = hao3 jiu3) a long time
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