Chinese Intonation

Definition: Chinese language is an amazing language and it is one of the most difficult to learn. Chinese language is a tonal language because one can find many different tones; it means that each tone is an different word.

How many tones are there?
There are four tones in Chinese language, which are:

Tone 1 Tone 2 Tone 3 Tone 4
¯ ˊ ˇ ˋ

The First tone

It is known as high-level tone

ā


English Chinese Characters Pinyin
They 他们 tāmen

The Second tone

It is known as rising tone

á

English Chinese Characters Pinyin
With 隨著 Suí zhe

The third tone

It is known as falling-rising tone

ǎ

English Chinese Characters Pinyin
You nǐ

The first tone

It is known as falling tone

à

English Chinese Characters Pinyin
Rat 大鼠 Dà shǔ



Read more: Chinese Phrases for Meeting and Greeting



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