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#6 Learning Tip: How can I tell the difference between similar tones? (English/粵語)

Some tones in Cantonese can seem very similar to new learners, particularly when they're similar "shapes" (e.g. tones 2 and 5). How can students figure out the difference? Raymond and Cameron share a few quick tricks. Vocabulary 1. 組合 zou2 hap6 (N/V) combination / to combine 2. 發現 faat3 jin6 (N/V) discovery / to discover 3. 決定 kyut3 ding6 (N/V) decision / to decide 4. 例子 lai6 zi2 (N) example 5. 究竟 gau3 ging2 (ADV) after all 6. 搞笑 gaau2 siu3 (ADJ/VO) funny / make joke 7. 主題曲 zyu2 tai4 kuk1 (N) theme song 8. 數字 sou3 zi6 (N) number 9. 有趣 jau5 ceoi3 (ADJ) interesting 10. 亂 lyun6 (ADJ) confused/messy 11. 整個 zing2 go3 (ADJ) entire/whole 12. 形象法 jing4 zoeng6 faat3 (N) visualization (method) 13. 補充 bou2 cung1 (V/N/ADJ) to add / supplement / supplementary 14. 鵝 ngo2 (N) goose 15. 梨 lei2 (N) pear 16. 標準 biu1 zeon2 (ADJ/N) standard 17. 練習 lin6 zaap6 (N/V) practice/ to practise 18. 形狀 jing4 zong6 (N) shape 19. 提醒 tai4 se/ing2 (V/N) to remind / reminder 20. 保持 bou2 ci4 (V) to k

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