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How to pronounce [er] in Chinese Pinyin


Keep your tongue in the position of “e” and then slightly roll up tip of your tongue.

[er] as a separate sound in the syllable but not form a syllable alone sometimes. It is usually combined with another final to develop a retroflex final which is represented with character儿 in actual writing. The sound of [er] less or more sounds like the “er” in the word “are” in English.

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