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AntiMatterBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
I believe that in this case, the first one becomes a 2 tone. Like this 你好 (nǐ + hǎo = ní hǎo), 很好 (hěn + hǎo = hén hǎo), 好懂 (hǎo + dǒng = háo dǒng).
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fauxshauxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
interesting, this is such a cool language. thanks!
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caroboggsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That is correct. When you have 2 third tones in a row the rule says that the first third tone turns into a second tone to make it easier to pronounce.
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BobMeiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
actually both can turn into second tone if you speak fast. the standard Mandarin, however, does not require to change the tones at all. Changing occurs only at certain speaking speed.
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