can someone tell me, when you add the r on the end of such words as meishi/meishir and dian/dianr the main reason. xie xie 谢谢.
bababardwanOctober 20, 2012, 10:43 PM
my understading is that the r...儿化 [erhua or retroflex final] does nothing to change the meaning but merely represents a northern chinese [esp associated with Beijing] accent
iaingOctober 20, 2012, 11:13 PM
Its usage is approximately proportional to distance from a dongbei cab driver multiplied by blood alcohol content.
They will put it on a bunch of stuff, but more likely, if it is a "small" thing (noun).