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My daughter is starting to teeth

Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by ChrisCashman, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. ChrisCashman

    ChrisCashman Senior Member

    Chicago, IL USA
    USA English - Midwest
    So.... how would I use this in a sentence?

    "My daughter is starting to teethe"

    Wo de nu'er yijing kaishi chang ya le -- ?
  2. FRee^ARouND

    FRee^ARouND Senior Member

    Saskatoon, Sk, Canada
    Mandarin - Mainland
    You just made it Greatly.Though the correct spell is "nv er" .
  3. SuperXW Senior Member

    Of course "nv er" is not "correct" either. :eek: That's just the way we type it in computer...you know the official spelling should be ǚ... it's so hard to type or read though...

    The major problem in the starter's sentence is the pronunciation of 长牙.
    长 is a verb here. So it's pronounced as zhang3 but not chang2.
    So: Wo3 de0 nv3er2 (yi3jing1) kai1shi3 zhang3ya2 le0.

    zhang3ya2: teethe
    chang2ya2: long teeth
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  4. FRee^ARouND

    FRee^ARouND Senior Member

    Saskatoon, Sk, Canada
    Mandarin - Mainland

    You're right. You can't imagine how surprised I am when I found I didn't find the starer wrote the incorrect pinyin at first.
    About 女儿..I'm just used to it due to an 8-year-indoor-life...And naturally I don't think it's incorrect.(Though I know it is incorrect) I think Every Chinese will take it as ǚ. How many times did you see ǚ after your first-level education?:)
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  5. xiaolijie

    xiaolijie MOD

    English (UK)
    Whenever you see correct pinyin in print, or pinyin hand-written correctly. :)

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