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speak chinese like a native

Chinese place spellings

Posted by trevorb November 3, 2007 in the Group General Discussion.

I was interested to know if the place names listed in china are always written in Pinyin or whether they can be in some other form of romanisation, maybe even a mixture.   I.e. if I see Shenzhen i assume its pronounced more like "shunjun" than "shen dzen" is that right?

I'm assuming that chinese people forgive westerners their prononuciation of some of the names, at least I hope they do, that doesn't stop me wanting to get it right though.... :-)

 

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