兒化

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 儿化
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin érhuà
Zhuyin ㄦˊ ㄏㄨㄚˋ
IPA (key) /ˀɤɻ³⁵ xu̯a̠⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

兒化 (traditional, Pinyin érhuà, simplified 儿化)

  1. (phonetic) erhua (retroflex final "r")

Usage notes[edit]

A prominent feature of northern Mandarin, it is represented by the character , but is not a syllable.

  • ending in -i, -n: left out
    一塊兒 yīkuàir — yīkuàr
    慢慢兒 mànmàn ér — mànmàr
    根兒 gēn ér — gēr
  • ending in -ng: left out and nasalized
    有空兒 yǒukòng ér — yǒukõr

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