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ID: 2024 Newbie
The tones of Mandarin Chinese are a challenge for every learner. You don't just master tones in a week; it's a lengthy process. One thing you're going to be doing for a while, then, as a dedicated learner, is clarifying the tones for the words you're learning. In this lesson, learn the crucial question for asking "what tone is that?"
Wed Sep 19 2012 | Dilu, John
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dàjiā gēn wǒ shuō ，shū 。
Everyone say it with me. Book.
lǎoshī ，shū shì dì jǐ shēng ？
Teacher, 'book' is which tone?
shū shì dì yī shēng 。
'Book' is the first tone.
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