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How Do You Pronounce 哪里 nǎli (where) Correctly?

Posted by calkins February 20, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

I've seen "where" written in pinyin as "nǎli" and "nǎlǐ".  Nǎli seems to be used more often.  My question is how do you pronounce it correctly?

 

If it's "nǎli", then it's 3rd tone, neutral tone.

 

If it's "nǎlǐ", then it's 2nd tone, 3rd tone (first 3rd tone turns into a second tone).

 

Please clarify...thank you!

Brent 

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