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Today we are going to see the stress patterns of words with three syllables.

Stress patterns of words with three syllables

“Medium-stressed+Light+Stressed” Structure

收音机 shōuyīnjī 新加坡 Xīnjiāpō
好莱坞 Hǎoláiwù 电视剧 diànshìjù

“Medium-stressed+Stressed+Light” Structure

胡萝卜húluóbo 没关系 méiguānxi
老 狐狸 lǎo húli 毛孩子 máoháizi

“Stressed+Light+Medium-stressed” Structure

什么的 shénmede 怪不得 guàibude
姑娘家 gūniangjia 好着呢 hǎozhene
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