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Lesson 6 Tone Pairs - Part 1

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Although many people tend to learn and practice tones in isloation, there's no question that they're best learned in pairs together. In this lesson, get an introduction to the concept of tone pairs and start practicing first tone tone pairs yourself.
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Although many people tend to learn and practice tones in isloation, there's no question that they're best learned in pairs together. In this lesson, get an introduction to the concept of tone pairs and start practicing first tone tone pairs yourself.

Comments (12)

This was one of the first videos I watched when I first started learning and have watched it many times and still one my favourite lessons.
saiwah007 10 months 2 weeks ago
What about an app for the iPhone?
jinman246 11 months 2 weeks ago
Making a mobile app is one of our next projects to tackle after our website redesign-with our own flashcards and quizzes.
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 11 months 2 weeks ago
First of all, as many others have already told, thanks for the way you explain the 3rd tone, without bounces: my neck doesn't hurt any more! I'd like to know what is a "tone pair", I mean: are we talking about words indicated in one character? If it's so, every Chinese word has only two syllables? Many thanks
bfaziomail 1 year 2 months ago
Haha, thanks for the kind words! Tone pairs is simply referring to the way two tones are pronounced back-to-back. Here's a Yoyo Blog article with more info on that here: http://www.yoyochinese.com/blog/learn-Mandarin-Chinese-with-Yangyang-ton...
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 1 year 2 months ago
Thanks Jenny: problem already solved.
bfaziomail 1 year 2 months ago
I saw this video on youtube. I need to speak more chinese.
cotton candy blue panda 2 years 6 months ago
one last thought: MAYbe (the way you were using it to teach the 1st tone) is like 1st + 5th tone in Chinese :)
Elena Newton 2 years 10 months ago
I think you have plenty of enthusiasum, ice water is a good thing to be able to say, Last time I was in China I asked for bing shuo, ice speak. Funny looks from the young chinese waitress. Thanks for the lessons.
rweems 2 years 11 months ago
Hehe, thanks for the nice comments. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
Brilliant lesson! Thank you so much. It is much clearer now.
Julesy61 3 years 3 months ago
Thank you for the nice comments. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 3 months ago
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