Chinese has four tones and one neutral tone. Here you will learn the different tone pronunciations have different characters and meanings.
拔(bá) to pull up
把(bǎ) “to take”
My father wanted to pull the grass up but after eight days, they are still unable to pull up.
始(shǐ) to begin
是(shì) to be
He is a famous poet. Since he was two years old, he has started to read classical Chinese poems.
想(xiǎng) to think
像(xiàng) to look as if
Your imagination about the terminal-box detail drawing is too complicated.
吗(ma) question particle for “yes-no” questions)
Mother, today I saw toads, grasshoppers and a pony, have you ever seen them?
吃(chī) to eat
When he was eating the chicken wing, his inside the tooth cracked, he wanted to see the doctor but it’s too late.
他(tā)吃(chī)鸡(jī)翅(chì)时(shí)牙齿(yáchǐ)内(nèi)裂(liè)了(le), 要(yào)看(kàn)医生(yīshēng)太(tài) 迟(chí)了(le)。
先(xiān) : 先生(xiānsheng) Mr
咸(xián) : salty
险(xiǎn) : dangerous
现(xiàn) : now
Mr. Zhang, starting now, don’t eat too salty anymore. it’s dangerous for your health.
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