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Today we will learn intonation of affirmative-negative question.

We have learnt the intonation of a specific question. There are two points we need to pay attention:

  1. The interrogative pronoun is stressed
  2. the intonation of the whole sentence falls gradually.

跟我读:

1. 西瓜怎么卖?

2. 苹果多少钱一斤?

3. 那个唱歌的男孩子是谁的哥哥?

Today we’ll focus on the intonation of an affirmative-negative question The affirmative part is stressed and the negative part is unstressed.

不喝咖啡?

今天他不来学校?

十一点多了,你不起床?

and喝不喝、来不来、起不起is read fast, this is another feature of the intonation of this sentence structure. And at last, the intonation falls gradually after the stressed word.

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HSK Standard Course Level 2: 2.3

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