Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Articles tagged with ‘Third tone’

  1. Learning the third tone in Chinese


    The third tone in Mandarin is an essentially low tone. The only time it’s pronounced with a high element is in front of another third tone (when it turns into a second tone) and sometimes when stressed.

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  2. Learning Chinese pronunciation as a beginner


    Learning to pronounce Chinese properly is one of the major obstacles for most learners. As a beginner, the task might seem daunting, but I’m convinced that with the right attitude, native-like pronunciation is achievable. The most important thing to do is to take responsibility for your own learning and adopt a correct attitude towards being taught. Focusing a little bit on the third tone doesn’t hurt either.

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