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kekulpac-- July 4, 2014, 1:24 am
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
huanying
Robert-C7 July 4, 2014, 3:18 pm
It is pronounced "HWAN-yiNG", starting with a HWA sound where the A is like that in swan.
huanying
kekulpac-- July 5, 2014, 11:08 am
Thank you.
huanying
kekulpac-- July 8, 2014, 3:44 pm
OK, am I detecting an "R" sound at the end of the word keshi

phonetically sounds like kawshur, correct or incorrect?

Thanks again
huanying
kekulpac-- July 9, 2014, 5:30 pm
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
huanying
Robert-C7 July 9, 2014, 7:14 pm
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.
huanying
kekulpac-- July 10, 2014, 12:08 am
Thanks for the help, seems like I could distinctly hear a R at the end then other times not.
huanying
kekulpac-- July 21, 2014, 5:59 am
OK

the number 10 or Shi - it sounds like "Shur"

Is that correct?
huanying
Robert-C7 July 21, 2014, 7:42 pm
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.
huanying
kekulpac-- July 23, 2014, 1:41 pm
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?
huanying
Robert-C7 July 24, 2014, 2:58 am
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...
huanying

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