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ID: QW0344 Elementary
Qing Wen discusses more 多音字 (duōyīnzì), characters that have more than one pronunciation, in this episode. This time, all of these characters are pronounced differently when used as surnames.
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jīntiān de duōyīnzì yǒu yī gè tèdiǎn 。tā shì zài zuò xìngshì de shíhou ,dúyīn bù yīyàng 。
Today's polyphonic characters have a special characteristic. It's that when they are used as a surname, they are pronounced differently.
dān ,shàn
single, only (dān); a surname (Shàn)
dāndú ,dāncí ,gūdān
single, word, alone
jiě ,xiè
to untie (jiě); a surname (Xiè)
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