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Is it possible to understand an ancient poem by hearing only?

Is it possible to understand an ancient poem by hearing only? virtually impossible 😼 people's addictive reliance on subtitle displayed on screen when watching videos, even the language is their ...
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Hearing the difference between 他 vs 大

他 starts with a [tʰ] (pinyin "t") which is aspirated. It is like most of the "t"s in English, for example: top or tap 大 starts with a [t] (pinyin "d") which is non-...
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Is it possible to understand an ancient poem by hearing only?

Is it possible to understand an ancient poem by hearing only? It is hard for modern Mandarin speakers because Mandarin only has four tones. Cantonese has nine tones (less homophone) and retains more ...
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What about all the possible combinations of tones?

There are twenty tone pairs of five tones, with fifth tone never starting. However I recommend minimalizing leaning on these combos too much-- a frequent learner struggle is teaching themselves to ...
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Hearing the difference between 他 vs 大

Please check the video files to hear the differences between the pronunciations of 大 and 他, and their starting sound - ㄉ(d) and ㄊ(t) respectively. 發音 ● 大 [dà/ㄉㄚˋ] https://www.zdic.net/hans/%E5%A4%A7 ●...
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