Tone pair 4-0

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This page will cover some examples of the 4-0 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.

4-0 Tone Pair Combos

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

  • 去吧 (qù ba) go
  • 到了 (dàole) arrived
  • 断了 (duànle) broken

4-0 Tone Pair Words

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

  • 漂亮 (piàoliang) beautiful
  • 厉害 (lìhai) powerful
  • 客气 (kèqi) polite

Sources and further reading