Well I am not used to the mainland Chinese accent. If you learn Chinese over there (mainland) you will end up speaking like this. What cha think?
There is no single PRC accent. Some sound just fine to me.
Well he speaks well and just like a beijing-er.
I like Beijing accent, not necessarily more than Taiwan accent though. I mean I love australian, Irish, certain US accents of English. They’re just different not superior. Though I wish in Taiwan people pronounced their sh and zh’s as such. It makes it harder for me to understand clearly their meaning.
Mainland accent = Swedish Chef does Chinese.
There’s about 50 000 different virulent strains of the Mainland accent. The one I like the least is that of the 50+ grannies shouting amongst one another…
He speaks so well! He’s so well spoken. I mean he really speaks so well.
[quote=“tommy525”]Well I am not used to the mainland Chinese accent. If you learn Chinese over there (mainland) you will end up speaking like this. What cha think?
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They’re speaking very standard Mandarin. Sounds fine to me and nothing at all like the hard-to-understand very heavy Beijing accent which slurs all words underneath the ubiquitous ‘r’. The topic of conversation, however, is insidiously boring as all they could talk about is ‘Julien’s’ exploits in women as a waiguoren in China.
As for other accents, I don’t particularly like the Cantonese Mandarin accent probably due to the mangled tones rather than the missing retroflex.
Ya he speaks Mandarin better then I do, and Im half Taiwanese
But Im biased towards Mandarin as spoken by (northern) Taiwanese.
Not the Taiwan gwohyuee that Lee teng hui ,et al, speak.
Yeah what would the Chinese know about their own language?
Are you referring to the fact that a significant number of Chinese speak and read Mandarin poorly and and with thick regional accents?
I don’t really like the Mainland. Fullstop.
The French dude speaks very, very fluently, and his tones are perfect. I think what’s annoying, at least in my opinion, isn’t his accent per se but the theatrical form of speaking he uses, which happens to go hand in hand with a lot of the beijing-hua’ers. There’s a self-importance to that type of speaking that makes me want to puke. Whether or not he realizes it, I can’t say, as he could have just picked it up from his teachers initially. But listen to the woman speak in the video - none of that slow, deliberate crap.
Yes that’s exactly it. Of course no-one speaks in that ridiculous pontificating sounding way with their family or on the street.