New answers tagged chengyu
This is the closest I could find, not sure if its the actual chengyu tested. 2015年《中国成语大会》海选题库文件
更 (geng1) could pronounced as jing(1) because of ancient pronunciation, but not something ineffable. In ancient Chinese 更(geng1, not geng4) is pronounced like jing(1), and in modern China even today, some local forks are talking in this way. 更 is a way of timing. Ancient Chinese divided a whole night into 5 parts from 19:00-5:00(next day), each part as 2 ...
This is explained by the 文白音 phenomenon that all Chinese dialects have. Some characters have two readings: one formal and one colloquial. Take Shanghainese for example (the dialect I am most familiar with): 聞 is pronounced [ven] in a formal context (i.e. in names, compound words and literary readings) such as in 新聞. But it is pronounced [men] in daily ...
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