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The Hunan Accent

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ID: 1524 Elementary
Chinese textbooks don't usually tell you this, but ChinesePod will let you in on a little secret: most of China does not speak that standard Beijing accent. In fact, some parts of China have accents and idiosyncrasies that can be downright baffling when you first encounter them. In this lesson, we learn about some key features of the Hunanese accent in Mandarin.
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dōu all
hěn very
shuài handsome
漂亮 piàoliang pretty, beautiful
wǒ shì hú lán rén 。
I'm from 'Hulan'.
zài wǒmen hú lán ,lán rén dōu hěn shuài ,lǚ rén dōu hěn piàoliang 。
In Hulan, Hulan, 'len' are all very handsome and 'lomen' are all very pretty.
nǐ shuō shénme ?nǐ shì nǎli rén ?
What are you talking about? Where are you from?
hú lán rén 。zuì ài chī là 。
I'm from Hulan. We love to eat spicy foods.
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