儿化音

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Noun[edit]

儿化音

  1. erhua (refers to the r-coloring or addition of the "ér"(儿) sound (transcribed in IPA as /ɚ/) to syllables in spoken Mandarin Chinese)

Usage notes[edit]

Erhua is mainly used in Beijing and northern dialects.

事儿 business,matter; 瓶儿 bottle; 公园儿 park; 把儿 handle

This pronouciation is not standard Mandarin. But there is some case where the Erhua is used in standard Mandarin.

这儿 here; 那儿 there;哪儿 where; 一点儿 a bit

Sometimes, peoples from the south of China have difficulty to pronouce the Erhua. So they prefer to use 这里 / 那里 instead of 这儿 / 那儿 and 一下 instead of 一会儿.

In some case, the Erhua can change the meaning of a word.

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