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How to pronounce '大'?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:18 pm
by tryingch5
It's great to be the first poster beside admin :D

I'm trying to flow your study plan to learn chinese, just went through the frist chapter 'words in pinyin section' here, and was wondering how to pronounce 大 really?
It's dà most of time, but i also heard dài before i think, can somebody explain?

Thx.

Re: How to pronounce '大'?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:00 am
by admin
tryingch5 wrote:It's great to be the first poster beside admin :D

I'm trying to flow your study plan to learn chinese, just went through the frist chapter 'words in pinyin section' here, and was wondering how to pronounce 大 really?
It's dà most of time, but i also heard dài before i think, can somebody explain?

Thx.


Hi Tryingch5,

Welcome to the forum!

When 大 means big, 大 is pronounced as 'dà'. When 大 is used together with 夫 --> 大夫, which means 'doctor', it is pronounced as 'dài'.

Hope this helps.
Cheer.