Bit of Mandarin advice

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Xue Sheng, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    When speaking to your Mandarin speaking family, be vert careful when it comes to tones, especially with the 4 different characters that are pronounced Ma.....

    妈 Mā (mother) - tone 1
    麻 Má (hemp) - tone 2
    马 Mǎ (horse) - tone 3
    骂 Mà (scold) - tone 4

    Calling your mother-in-law a horse....could be a very VERY bad thing :D
    aikiMac and axelb like this.

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