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Chinese Grammar | May 19, 2011 AM

Chapter 2:Chinese Syllable, meaning, and word (3)

5. Incorporating foreign words and naming foreign objects Chinese has not borrowed freely from other languages. However, when it incorporates foreign words into the language, it typically ...

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Chinese Grammar | May 19, 2011 AM

Chapter 2:Chinese syllable, meaning, and word (2)

3. Word-specific tone changesIn addition to the tone changes mentioned in Chapter 1 for all third-tone syllables, there are certain tone changes that occur in specific words.3.1 Tone change in the wo...

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Chinese Grammar | May 19, 2011 AM

Chapter 2:Chinese Syllable, meaning, and word (1)

1. The special status of the Mandarin syllable1.1 The syllable and meaningOne of the features of Chinese is that each syllable is associated with a meaning. For example, the Mandarin word for b...

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