Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Chinese tones

Answer these questions
What is pinyin? Pinyin is the standard system for translating Chinese. 
Chinese is a tonal language. What does this mean?

How many tones are there?

Describe how your voice changes for each tone
Tone 1 is a high flat sound.
Tone 2 is when you rise the sound.
Tone 3 is when your voice goose up & down.
Tone 4 is when you voice goose down. (angry)

Finish this sentence: Chinese characters don’t show how words should sound.

What does ba (tone 1) mean? 8
What does ba (tone 4) mean? dad

Play this tones game (guess the tones)

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