Focusing on tone pairs to improve your Mandarin pronunciation

Submitted by Olle Linge on 23 February, 2014 18:58

Beginner Intermediate Speaking Pronunciation Information-and-Advice

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When learning to pronounce tones in Chinese, it makes sense to focus on words rather than single syllables. Most words in Chinese are disyllabic and since practising these will also include to tone changes (sandhi), focusing on tone pairs is a very good idea. This article gives you all HSK and TOCFL words, sorted by tone! This is great both for students who need words to practise difficult combinations, but it's also useful for teachers who need more words to practise these combinations.

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