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Quick Character Test for the Native Speaker

Posted by dpinskey April 25, 2011 in the Group General Discussion.

A Chinese speaking friend of mine just had a baby.  She told me she gave her the name Isabella, as she would have her called by the general public here is the United States.  I then asked her what her Chinese name would be... She said it is a very little known character with which even native speaker usually find unfamiliar and unable to pronounce, which I confirmed by asking another friend, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, if she knew. Nope! So... Being the curious type, I thought I'd post the character to see how many educated native speakers could recognize and pronounce it upon first glance.  No cheating by looking up the character in a dictionary or looking at subsequent posts.  Just look at the character and then post whether you knew or didn't know how to pronounce the character.  Ok... The name of the baby is 睿. You too ChinesePod staff and crew!!! 

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