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30 Responses to “CLO_002: Greetings”

  1. Hey, you’re absolutely right (good ears!). When you have two falling rising tones together, the first one usually changes to a rising tone. By convention, when writing we leave the original tones where they are. Thanks for pointing this out!

  2. Anonymous

    Ni hao

    i have a question for you
    wo hen hao- have a change convention to?
    it’s seems like a rising, rising and folling rising tone.
    i think when there is more than one follin rising tone
    always and just the last one sounds like that, and the other
    are always rising, can be that ?

    I hope you undertand my english(i speech spanish)

    …and could answer me please…

    Xiexie ni…and…Zaijian

  3. Hi Fernanda,

    You have good ears! When two falling rising tones are placed together, the first one usually becomes a rising tone to make it easier to say them together. So Ni3 hao3 becomes Ni2 hao3 and Wo3 hen3 hao3 becomes Wo3 hen2 hao3.

    Hope that helps!

  4. Anonymous

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  5. Anonymous

    Wei!
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    • Adam (Admin)

      Hi Nancy,

      The Premium section is the vocabulary, transcript, activity and notes pages for each lesson. You can also find additional premium resources in the “Member Tools” section of the links at the bottom of this page.

      Hope that helps!

  6. fstyles612

    Hey I noticed that when I do the practice test and choose the pronunciation section, there’s no way to differentiate which “Ta” it is asking for me to type. I’m guessing in this case, I should ask for the pinyin to be shown below so I would know which “Ta” to type?

  7. Anonymous

    Hello,

    Are we only supposed to learn the characters in the “New Characters” activity? You mention that you will be using characters from previous lessons in new lessons so I want to be prepared. Yet characters like da1/2/3/4 were used in lesson 2 but not featured in the character activity.

    Thank you.

    • Adam (Admin)

      Hi Trevor,

      Yes I purposely didn’t include the da characters (and characters from lesson 1) as they were used to just show tones, rather than learn the actual meanings of those characters.

      Those characters will show up later in the course when their meanings are introduced.

      Let me know if that makes sense.

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