Tone pair 1-0
This page will cover some examples of the 1-0 tone pair.
Practice this tone pair using the words below. Once you can say them reliable in isolation (as just a tone pair), try putting them in longer sentences while keeping the tones accurate.
1-0 Tone Pair Combos
Source: Sinosplice's Mandarin Chinese Tone Pair Drills (used with permission)
1-0 Tone Pair Words
- 聰明 (cōngming) smart
- 舒服 (shūfu) comfortable
- 清楚 (qīngchu) clear
- 知识 (zhīshi) knowledge
- 师傅 (shīfu) Master
Sources and further reading
- Sinosplice: The Process Of Learning Tones
- Sinosplice: Mandarin Chinese Tone Pair Drills, New Feature: Mandarin Chinese Tone Pair Drills
- Hacking Chinese: Focusing on tone pairs to improve your Mandarin pronunciation
- About.com: How tone pairs can improve your Mandarin pronunciation