October 20, 2012, 09:57 PM posted in I Have a Question

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.

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October 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

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October 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).

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haha, now why couldn't I have put it like that? ...very good mate :)