Sunday, 2 March 2008

六- six – liù

Today we will learn the number six. The character 六 is written as liù in pinyin, and pronounced lee-oh with a 4th or falling tone.

Now that we have learnt 4, 5 and 6 you should practice saying them together to learn the tones.
四, sì is pronounced like the English word sir, with a 4th or falling tone.
五, wǔ is pronounced woo with a 3rd or falling and rising tone.

So practice saying sì, wǔ, liù.