Are there any special ways to learn to differentiate between the four Mandarin tones?

Actually, don ‘t focus too much on showing tones one by one. It is important that she grasps the basic fact that there is 4 tones (+ a none tone), then you can move to real use. Make simple sentences and repeat it with her. I found words are easier to identify as part of complete sentences. Tones become more obvious by contrast with others. Also there is a sort of logic to tones after some time that I never get when someone will explain it to me but I have been able to grasp it by imitation. No need to analyze tones too much, that comes with practice and time only.

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