6. Child Tone - 0, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

This is the last final article for Zero Step, after you learned this lesson, you are ready to enter into the Chinese world!

Most time Child symbol has to add its tone to express different words.

0 tone = light tone (a)

1st tone = flat tone (ā)

2nd tone = question tone (á)

3rd tone = falling tone (ǎ)

4rd tone = up tone (à)

Check the below image to see how to write the tone.

The below is like a game to show how to pronounce English word by Child Tone.

fuck you(0, light tone)fuck you(1st, flat tone)fuck you(2nd, question tone)fuck you(3rd, falling tone)fuck you(4th, up tone)
no (0, light tone)No(1st, flat tone)no (2nd, question tone)no (3rd, falling tone)no (4th, up tone)

Let’s take it seriously now.

Let’s combine Mother + Child + Tone via all Mother symbol and one child symbol “a” to show you how to pronounce.

b, p, m, f, / d, t, n, l, / g, k, h, / j, q, x, / zh, ch, sh, r, / z, c, s, / y, w

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b + a + ˉ = bā

b + a + 0tone = bab + a + ˉ = bāb + a + ˊ = báb + a + ˇ = bǎb + a + ˋ = bà
p + a + 0tone = bap + a + ˉ = bāp + a + ˊ = báp + a + ˇ = bǎp+ a + ˋ = bà
m + a + 0tone = bam + a + ˉ = bām + a + ˊ = bám + a + ˇ = bǎm + a + ˋ = bà
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