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Beijing Accent

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ID: 3068 Elementary
Hearing a new accent can sometimes take a little time to get used to. When native speakers talk, they often link and join syllables, which is perfectly acceptable, just like in English. But for the untrained ear, it can be a little confusing at times. In today's lesson, you'll see an example of this possible confusion. Related Lessons: Swimming Pools and the Beijing Accent Dear Amber
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
介绍 jièshào to introduce
niǎo bird
外国 wàiguó foreign
听不懂 tīngbùdǒng to not understand
我给你们介绍一下,这是我的北京朋友刘力,这是迈克。
wǒ gěi nǐmen jièshào yīxià ,zhè shì wǒ de Běijīng péngyou Liú lì ,zhè shì Màikè 。
I'll introduce you both. This is my friend from Beijing Liu Li, this is Mike.
鸟鸟鸟!
niǎo niǎo niǎo !
Bird (niao)!
鸟?哪里有鸟?
niǎo ?nǎli yǒu niǎo ?
... Bird (niao)? What bird?
哈哈哈!我们的外国朋友听不懂你的北京腔。
hā hā hā !wǒmen de wàiguó péngyou tīngbùdǒng nǐ de Běijīng qiāng 。
Ha ha! Our foreign friend doesn't understand your Beijing accent.
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