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kekulpac--

I am having some trouble differentiating the beginning sound, It sounds like a "K" sound in English like phonetically "Khwying" is this right or is it more of a hard H sound? Thanks

Robert-C7

It is pronounced "HWAN-yiNG", starting with a HWA sound where the A is like that in swan.

kekulpac--

Thank you.

kekulpac--

OK, am I detecting an "R" sound at the end of the word keshi phonetically sounds like kawshur, correct or incorrect? Thanks again

kekulpac--

OK, need help with ending sounds of - Keshi -Zhi I think I keep hearing an "R" sound at the end -Kawshir -Zhr or is it pronounced like Ja Shijian - sounds like Shurjian Yes or no? Thanks

Robert-C7

I think what you are hearing is a regional (northern) dialect. I learned it without the 'R' sound. I think kěshì is pronounce 'kooSHee', where the oo is that of cook.

kekulpac--

Thanks for the help, seems like I could distinctly hear a R at the end then other times not.

kekulpac--

OK the number 10 or Shi - it sounds like "Shur" Is that correct?

Robert-C7

I believe the standard CCTV pronunciation of 十 (shí) is shi without the R (and 'i' between it and she). I believe 'shur' is a regional/northern affectation.

kekulpac--

Thanks again Is duōcháng a word by itself and what does it mean? Or is it always used in front of another to indicate time passed such as duōcháng shíjiān le?

Robert-C7

多长 (duōchǎng) means "how long" and 时间 (shíjiān) means "time". So 多长时间 (duōcháng shíjiān ) means "for how long" as in how long have you...

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