Tuesday, 8 April 2014


What is pinyin? Pinyin is when Chinese people use little marks on top of letters to make different sounds such as à á ā a ä
Chinese is a tonal language. What does this mean?
How many tones are there?
Describe how your voice changes for each tone
Tone 1 ā is a flat sound.
Tone 2 à is a sound that goes down in sound.
Tone 3 ä is a sound that goes down and then up.
Tone 4 á is a sound that goes up.
Finish this sentence: Chinese characters don’t show how word should sound.
What does ba (tone 1) mean? 8

What does ba (tone 4) mean? Dad

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