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Chinese Grammar | May 17, 2011 AM

Chapter 1:Overview of pronunciation and Pinyin romanization

1. The Mandarin syllableThe syllable in Mandarin Chinese can be made up of three parts: an initial consonant, a final, and a tone. For example, the syllable má 麻 is made up of the intia...

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Chinese tones

Pinyin | Oct 1, 2010 PM

The Development of Chinese Language

Chinese is a tonale language. In modern Chinese, every syllable has four different tone pitches (sisheng 四聲): * high pitch (yinsheng 陰聲), * rising pitch (yangsheng 陽聲), * lower rising ...

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