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A1 Tone Points

Level Pronunciation Point Summary
A1 Four tones There are four main tones in Mandarin Chinese. Your quest to master them starts here!
A1 Neutral tone Whether you think of it as "the fifth tone," or "the zeroth tone," it's a little tonal trick you'll need to know.

A2 Tone Points

Level Pronunciation Point Summary
A2 Tone change rules If you know all 4 tones (plus the neutral tone), then it's time to learn the three big rules about when these tones regularly change.

B1 Tone Points

Level Pronunciation Point Summary
B1 Tone pair It's not enough to know the tones; you need to PRACTICE them in each combination, until it becomes second nature.

B2 Tone Points

Level Pronunciation Point Summary
B2 Pronunciation variant What happens when a word is defined in a dictionary as having certain tones, but is often pronounced differently by native speakers? It ends up on this list!
B2 Advanced tone change rules Although you probably know the three main tone change rules, there are a few more obscure ones that more advanced learners may want to tackle.