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Can you correctly pronounce "Zheng Jie,Yan ZI, Sun Tiantian,Peng Shuai"?

"Li Na" is almost the same as english, I am curious about that how many people can correctly pronounce a Chinese name?

Personlly, I find it's very funny that a foreigner pronounces the names, some pronunciations and accent are really weird actually.

Try now please, whether you can read them.
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Re: Can you correctly pronounce "Zheng Jie,Yan ZI, Sun Tiantian,Peng Shuai"?

In a word...no.

I've been trying my hardest to pronounce Zheng Jie during her last few matches, but alas, it cannot be done.

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Re: Can you correctly pronounce "Zheng Jie,Yan ZI, Sun Tiantian,Peng Shuai"?

No problems here, as a matter of fact, I have no problems with pronouncing foreign names at all

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Easy as pie

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I must admit that I have a bit difficulty to pronounce some foreign names, especially Russian names and some eastern european names.
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Yes i can

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Re: Can you correctly pronounce "Zheng Jie,Yan ZI, Sun Tiantian,Peng Shuai"?

No, because i´m not a chinese

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Re: Can you correctly pronounce "Zheng Jie,Yan ZI, Sun Tiantian,Peng Shuai"?

Zheng Jee-eh.

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Re: Can you correctly pronounce "Zheng Jie,Yan ZI, Sun Tiantian,Peng Shuai"?

郑洁 (simplified) 鄭潔 (traditional) Zhèng Jié (Romanization)
晏紫 Yàn Zǐ
孙甜甜 Sūn Tiántián
彭帅 Péng Shuài

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Re: Can you correctly pronounce "Zheng Jie,Yan ZI, Sun Tiantian,Peng Shuai"?

i learned chinese for a year, so yes i can pronounce chinese names correctly.
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郑洁 (simplified) 鄭潔 (traditional) Zhèng Jié (Romanization)
晏紫 Yàn Zǐ
孙甜甜 Sūn Tiántián
彭帅 Péng Shuài

Yes, I can.
Wow!! I guess you might be a Chinese major student
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Re: Can you correctly pronounce "Zheng Jie,Yan ZI, Sun Tiantian,Peng Shuai"?

When I watched wimbledon live, the commentator kept pronouncing Zheng Jie as Zheng Ji


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Wow!! I guess you might be a Chinese major student
Not at all. But years ago I took a year of Chinese at the University of California, and later I was even continuing in a class on Classical Chinese.

Alas, I forgot nearly all the characters... Still, I keep an impressive collection of books on Chinese language, literature, history, and material culture.

I especially treasure the poetry of the Tang period, archaic bronze sculpture, and Chinese ceramic, especially of the Sung period.
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When I watched wimbledon live, the commentator kept pronouncing Zheng Jie as Zheng Ji
Anyway,it's so great for him/her that he/she can pronounce "Zheng",which I believe even some Chinese people can not correctly pronounce ,because there is a very similar, but different, pronunciation of "Zhen".
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