Tone pair 3-0

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This page will cover some examples of the 3-0 tone pair.

When practicing, be sure to keep the third tone super low. The neutral tone which follows is also low, but you don't have to try quite as hard to keep it low.

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.

3-0 Tone Pair Diagram

It helps many learners to see the two tones side by side. The neutral tone varies a bit depending on which tone is follows. Notice that when it follows a third tone, the neutral tone is noticeably higher in pitch than the pronounced low part of the third tone.

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3-0 Tone Pair Combos

  • 走吧 (zǒuba) let's go
  • 跑啊 (pǎo a)run
  • 买了 (mǎile) bought

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

3-0 Tone Pair Words

  • 暖和 (nuǎnhuo) warm

Source: Sinosplice's Mandarin Chinese Tone Pair Drills

Sources and further reading