how to pronounce 宝宝?

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mylulaoshi
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Post by mylulaoshi » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:16 pm

cmm wrote:It should be 第三声 for the first 宝 and 轻声 for the second 宝. Just like 妈妈, 姐姐,公公, etc... the second word is always 轻声 regardless which 声 the first word was.

Hope this helps...
my research shows not all double words are 轻声。I.E: 渐渐、纷纷。
Only verbal words '口语‘ have 轻声for second word. Hence 宝宝should be bǎo bao.

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Post by jetsetter » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:30 pm

mylulaoshi wrote:
cmm wrote:It should be 第三声 for the first 宝 and 轻声 for the second 宝. Just like 妈妈, 姐姐,公公, etc... the second word is always 轻声 regardless which 声 the first word was.

Hope this helps...
my research shows not all double words are 轻声。I.E: 渐渐、纷纷。
Only verbal words '口语‘ have 轻声for second word. Hence 宝宝should be bǎo bao.
likewise, not all 2nd words with 轻声 are part of a 重叠 word.
E.g.: ”衣服“、“怎么”、“裤子”、“萝卜”、“里头”...

I saw the inconsistency and so I set one "轻声" test paper for my dc before last year's final exams until he got all correct.

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Post by ammonite » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:43 pm

jetsetter wrote:
mylulaoshi wrote:
cmm wrote:It should be 第三声 for the first 宝 and 轻声 for the second 宝. Just like 妈妈, 姐姐,公公, etc... the second word is always 轻声 regardless which 声 the first word was.

Hope this helps...
my research shows not all double words are 轻声。I.E: 渐渐、纷纷。
Only verbal words '口语‘ have 轻声for second word. Hence 宝宝should be bǎo bao.
likewise, not all 2nd words with 轻声 are part of a 重叠 word.
E.g.: ”衣服“、“怎么”、“裤子”、“萝卜”、“里头”...

I saw the inconsistency and so I set one "轻声" test paper for my dc before last year's final exams until he got all correct.
:sweat: :sweat: is there an easy reference list for us to check against?

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Re: how to pronounce 宝宝?

Post by snowcloud » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:21 am

hi all,

from what I know, the hanyu pinyin for 宝宝 is bao(3) bao(3), dictionary will include bao(3) . bao (3), the " . " denote this words can be pronounced as "轻声” for the second "宝"

hope the above clarify your doubt.

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