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The Cheat Sheet To Tone Changes In Chinese

Once you have completed the basic tones of Mandarin, you will start to notice that they often change when characters are paired up. Here is how you memorize them.

Feb 11, 2015 12:00 AM
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Nice. I recommend you:

1) clarify what you mean by "follows". When you say one tone follows another, it only applies when they are in the same word.

2) mention that tone changes are called tone "sandhi"

3) how about [1 or 2] [2] [*] ⇒ [1 or 2] [1] [*]? For example, 谁来吃? (who’s coming to eat?): shéi lái chī? ⇒ shéi lāi chī? 

February 24, 2015
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