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Pronunciation of "tsiah pa bue" I'm sorry, I don't know of anyway to write in Taiwanese! "Have you eaten/Hello" I have always pronounced the last word (bue) as a low tone. However, when I was watching a youtube video I heard someone say it with with a high pitched neutral tone. (I also saw a different youtube video where they said it the same way I say it). Could this be a north/south accent difference?
Jan 10, 2016 7:09 AM
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tsiah pá buē
January 10, 2016
my grandparents are from central taiwan and they always pronounce it more like in the third (ˇ) tone
January 10, 2016
I may be wrong but I think it's written either 吃飯無? or 吃飯嘸?
January 10, 2016
@SoCal You're right, a lot of people just type Mandarin and read Hokkien :-) "食饱未?" would be more accurate. Tsiah8 is the colloquial pronunciation (白读) of 食 (文读: sit8 or sek8). I am not sure about the 未 bue - maybe some people say 无 bo5, too? Best, Aurelio
December 7, 2017
Thank you everyone, I guess it can go either way. Here are the two youtube examples I was referring to (with the timestamp):;;=22;;=1182
January 11, 2016
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Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Taiwanese), English, German, Japanese
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Chinese (Taiwanese)