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Sounds and their pronunciation Sounds and their pronunciation Russian and Chinese sounding very similar, but as I realized the Chinese there is no sound "R" (P - russian). How do you cope with this by studying Russian? To me the future to know if I tell someone how to pronounce correctly:) Ask - of course, native speakers.(Chinese).
Nov 9, 2009 11:38 PM
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Hi, Set First of all, I personally really don't think Chinese and Russian share similarities in pronunciation. Russian to us, at least to me, sounds like French, people have to have a rather flexible tongue to speak such languages, I think. It is too beautiful for me to learn. Second, I think there actually is R in Chinese. It's just we don't have 'Ra' as in Russian, but with other vowels as in 'ri', which means 'the sun', or 'ri ben'-Japan, 'ren'-people, 're'-hot, etc. 'Russian' spelled by Chinese pinyin would be 'ra shen'. There is another thing, although Chinese does have R, it is a little difficult for people from certain regions with a strong accent to say, as Chinese Mandarin is basically based on northern pronunciation, since the capital Beijing is in the north. By the way, I love Russia and really hope I could see the Red Square one day in person, other than from telly. LOL.
November 17, 2009
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November 10, 2009
Hi Set, I suggest that you try this site; Learn Chinese - Free online mandarin audio courses Learn Chinese, free online audio courses. Introduction to the Pinyin, the Chinese Phonetic Alphabet, the four tones. First conversation. Audio files ... 01 - Phonetics, Hello - Table of Contents - Phonetics, Thank You
November 10, 2009
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Russian
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), English