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‘Mandarin Intonation’
Click to listen to Intonation.mp3 (73Kb)
Non-native speaker
Accent: Native
Authormaxb
Date: 3/5/2006

Description of what is on the sound file:
This is an excerpt from the movie 大腕(Da wan) or Big Shots Funeral. I have uploaded it to illustrate the sound of a word being stressed in Mandarin. The word that is stressed is 自己 (zi4ji3) which means myself. If you listen closely you will notice that that the ji sound is prolonged when the male speaker says the sentence since he wants to stress that word in the sentence.


Transcript of sound file:
-你要自己想办法.
-我自己想办法?!

-ni3 yao4 zi4ji3 xiang3 ban4fa3.
-wo3 zi4ji3 xiang3 ban4fa3?!


Translation:
-You have to think of a way (to do something).
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