I am still trying to memorise tones of Chinese words. In another post I gave a link for 3rd tone words. When I will have written sentences that are easy to remember, I think I will succeed in fixing a lot of my pronunciation.
For other tones, I plan to make sentences with the same pinyin which gives different words. For example, shi gives:
- With the first tone: to lose, wet, division
- With the second tone: to pick up, stone, to know
- With the fourth tone matter, scholar, persimmon
My question is: what are the pinyin most often used for frequently used words?