Teddoman wrote: Petrichor wrote: shengou wrote:
Unless your pronunciation of egg and Jen is different from mine, zhen doesn't sound anything like Jen to me. That en sound sounds more like the un in under to me.
I found a website with all the sounds. http://www.newconceptmandarin.com/learn ... inyin.aspx
Go to the Mandarin pronunciation table and you can click on all of the sounds. Go to z and find zhen.
I've clicked that about 50 times now, haha.
Oh gosh, why did I think I'd come on here and get one straight answer?
Hey, at least they have websites for learning proper Mandarin pronunciation.
There are no websites for people trying to learn the improper Taiwan goyee of a heavily accented 70 year old.
I don't think there is a proper way to pronounce Mandarin, is there? Despite what PAVC is trying to do to me. (I'm ditching that series at the end of this book, I swear.) There are just different accents, the same as English.
I think I'll learn to speak like a Taiwan goyee, just to confuse everyone.
Thanks to all who responded to my question.