7 days Mandarin pronunciation with Xiaoqian – Lesson 6

Tones in Mandarin pronunciation

There are 4 types of tones
1. 一声 (yi sheng)
High and Level
2. 二声 (er sheng)
Starts medium in tone, then rises to the top.
3. 三声 (san sheng)
Starts low, dips to the bottom, then rises toward the top.
4. 四声 (san sheng)
Starts at the top, then falls sharp and strong to the bottom.

Counts
1 一 ( yī )
2 二 ( èr )
3 三 ( sān )
4 四 ( sì )
5 五 ( wǔ )
6 六 ( liù )
7 七 ( qī )
8 八 ( bā )
9 九 ( jiǔ )
10 十 ( shí )

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