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This video is going to be a bit longer than usual. It's because it's more important than usual. What we'll do is we'll ask ourselves, how do Chinese people differentiate between different words if they're all or different characters, if every character sounds the same, so the word buy and buy, if I just write them like this, there's no way for you to tell unless you can see the characters. But then what my question is, is, if we're talking to each other, you can't see these ones anymore. So you don't know which ones mean which one means white and which one means 100. So I'll ask ourselves, how do we differentiate between the different tones in speech, how do we differentiate between dif different characters in speech, the first one which is super important, is is simply that we do it contextually.

If I say I have 100 on Hundred white bicycles. Then we can hear we hear the we have a bike and we have the bike twice in that sentence, but it can't be twisted around. And contextually we can simply understand that it's not supposed to be I have white bicycle 100 or something like that. So contextually we can understand this a lot. So from context simply, that's one answer. The next answer is tones.

This is something you might have heard of before. I don't know why changed fonts. They're all mysterious. And what we do then is we know where to put the tone. We'll do like this. And then we'll put the tone right in this little space here.

Turns base, turn space, turn space right here. Wonderful. And we need to know how many times there are. There are four turns. Some argue that they're five but the last one is neutral. Just like any word in English.

Actually, English has tunes as well. If you think of every time we put up a question every time we ask a question. We put up our tongue a little bit. So we say, how are you? We don't say How are you, and that will be a fourth tone. And now we just told you the fourth term.

Let's start with the first one instead. Okay, this one is simply a, ah, think of a bee, or a mosquito even coming into your room. So he sounds like and he's always keeping the same tone. It may it could be this tone, or it could be this tone, or it could be this tone. But it's always going to be the same, the same, it doesn't. It's not going to fluctuate so to speak.

Okay, and this is the first tone, we call it the flat tone, we can call it and we can we want to do now is just write a little draw little mosquito here to remind ourselves of what it sounds like. So, what we'll do here is we'll write a word, we can write the word canoodle. Just because because because it's fun, canoodle canoodle noodle, and then we'll pronounce the whole word canoodle. We'll just put it canoodle like this, and this is as flat as I could get it will pronounce the whole word canoodle with a Firestone, Canada, Canada or it can be current Moodle, or it can be no doubt, but I'm not changing the tournament going up or down or down and up or up and down. And that's what we're going to do with the other terms. Okay, the second tone is this tone, it's the rising tone.

So what do we think of that? Well, every time we ask a question, we simply, we simply do that. So let me have the same thing here. And just ask a question here. Every time we ask you a question in English, how, how we're actually using it like this. So we can do use any of these words that are requested in English like how we're wired, or or who, and every time we say them.

If it's in a question, we'll use the second tone. So we're already already acquainted with this actually. So it's how why or it's canoodle canoodle. So let's do that then. And there's very, very tiny bit of space here but you can do it through it. canoodle canoodle canoodle canoodle again canoodle or canoodle

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