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Tone pair 2-4

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This page will cover some examples of the 2-4 tone pair, which Sinosplice rates as a "2" on a difficulty rating of 1-7 (easiest to hardest).

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.

2-4 Tone Pair Combos

Source: Sinosplice's Mandarin Chinese Tone Pair Drills (used with permission)

  • 蛮快 (mán kuài) quite fast
  • 蛮饿 (mán è) quite hungry
  • 蛮大 (mán dà) quite big
  • 蛮贵 (mán guì) quite expensive


2-4 Tone Pair Words

Sources: Sinosplice's Mandarin Chinese Tone Pair Drills, AllSet Learning's "Tone Pair" Pronunciation Pack (used with permission)

  • 还是 (háishì) or; still
  • 然后 (ránhòu) and then
  • 奇怪 (qíguài) strange, odd; to be baffled
  • 不太 (bùtài) not too, not so
  • 同事 (tóngshì) co-worker, colleague
  • 不错 (bùcuò) not bad
  • 容易 (róngyì) easy


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