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They are different. ba sounds the same as British "Bar." bia sounds the same as the last syllable of "Libya." biaji biaji 的, used to describe the smacking sound of loud eating, e.g. like ducks eating. There is no written character for this word. 有人吃东西为什么嘴老biaji 那么响，让人听着好不舒服. Why do some people always smack their mouths while eating? It makes me very ...
I think there is no word pronounces "bia" in mandarin. They actually have very different pronunciation. For example, 爸's pinyin is "ba". "bia" is more like 比啊。
I think you're reading Mandarin pinyin but expecting Cantonese pinyin. Cantonese pinyin is like this: 化 Jyutping: faa3 / Yale: fa3 话 Jyutping: waa6 / Yale: wa6 and actually it seems to fit what you were expecting!
好像缺乏声调标记的拼音使用有限 （it seems pinyin w／o tone marks is of limited use），因为有用于这一目的的在线工具，第一评论作者好像认为把文字转变成拼音是不必要的（怎么还会有使用者不知道这事情？）（as there are online tools for that purpose, author of first comment containing suggestions apparently thought it unnecessary to use some online converter for conversion）以下就请看一眼这种转换的结果： １ 。 zhège cí nǐ zěnme niàn ２ 。 zhè jù huà yòng ...
Here you go. Kudos to @S.Rhee and @nacho. 1) How do I say this word in Chinese? 这 个 词 怎 么 念? zhe ge ci zen me nian? 2) How do I say this phrase in Chinese? 这 话 用 汉 语 怎 么 说？ zhe hua yong han yu zen me shuo? 3) What is the most standard way to say X in Chinese? 用 最 标 准 的 普 通 话 怎 么 说 X？ yong zui biao zun de pu tong hua ...
Google's Pinyin IME allows you to switch between simplified and traditional characters. https://www.google.com/intl/zh-CN/ime/pinyin/
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