In a sentence like:

我很高兴 (wǒ hěn gāo​xìng)

two 3rd tones are in a row. So according to 3rd tone sandhi, it must be pronounced

wó hěn gāo​xìng

On the other hand, a 3rd tone (hěn) is followed by a non 3rd tone, so it must be pronounced half 3rd tone. By putting these two rules together we get:

wó hěn(half-3rd) gāo​xìng

Is this method of combing two tone rules correct?

  • I'm not 100% sure, but this appears to be the same question as your previous question.
    – Becky 李蓓
    Commented Jul 28, 2021 at 3:12
  • The answer is "yes", but it feels a bit silly to leave an actual answer with only one word. :)
    – Olle Linge
    Commented Jul 28, 2021 at 9:32
  • @Becky李蓓♦ Please read the most upvoted answer in the previous question. You will see why confusion on the part of OP is understandable. Commented Jul 29, 2021 at 7:42

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我很高兴 (wǒ hěn gāo​xìng) in Mandarin Chinese is pronounced in the following tones:


It's exactly as you wrote. Well done!

About tone sandhi, you can find a very simple explanation in Chinese at the following link:


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