载zai3 or zai4?
I konw that there are many Chinese characters having more than one tone. And I don't know to pronunce which tone in a certain case, especially the character of "载(zai3/zai4)". This character just drove me mad. And I hope someone will help me to distinguish the two tones of it.
Thanks very much!
dagonMay 06, 2010, 02:14 AM
Maybe you can imagine,
Pronouncing the thrid tone is just like you climb down a mountain and then climb up.
Pronouncing the fourth tone is just like you climb down a mountain all the way.
Keep practicing. I hope it will help
aiserviceMay 06, 2010, 02:23 AM
I suggest you trying Tone Practice( Tools- addons- Tone Practice ) to help you pronounce tone accurately.
Tone Practice will draw out your tone curve so that you can see your tone alongside the standard one system gives. In this way, you can gradually grab the feeling of the correct tone pronunciation.
Hope it helps.
changqingtengJune 04, 2010, 03:30 AM
original meaning is carry goods or people by vehicle,so there is 车 in the character ，the pronunciation of the words which is connected with carry is zài, e.g. 载重carrying capacity 超载.overload 载体medium,载歌载舞singing and dancing joyously is also zài, in 载歌载舞， 载 is a auxiliary word。
载zǎi （1）year 一年半载in a year or a half year or more; 三年五载a few years 千载难逢difficult to meet in a thousand years;，千载难逢is used with the 机会chance。
（2）record 记载record 连载publish in instalments 转载reprint sth. that has been published elsewhere;