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Nowadays schoolchildren are taught Pinyin pretty thoroughly first, so they know how to correctly pronounce Pinyin. Then when learning new words, all they have to do is learn the Pinyin. A lot of primary/elementary textbooks will have annotations like this: Here's a typical Chinese primary school blackboard: Here's a Taiwanese equivalent of this sort of ...
If I were teaching my daughter a new character, let's say 浅, I would say it very slow: 七-----衣-----安-----, and let her repeat very slow in the same way, then increase the speed gradually to the normal speed, which makes it sound like 千, then aske her to put the 3rd tone on it to get 浅 qiǎn. For 禁, it will be 鸡----阴----, and we get jin, then put 1st or 4th ...
对人说 laji 的时候 是骂人的意思，lese 是清理废弃物
(As I very recently learned) The standard pronunciation for 垃圾 is lājī in the PRC and lèsè in Taiwan An obvious question to ask is Why? Although I could not find an authoritative source, I have seen a number of claims that are very similar to each other. I'll refer to the talk page for 垃圾 on Wikipedia: ...
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