yeah, beijing accent is quite tough. for me, i've been told i speak with a taiwan accent.
Hahahaha ... my Mandarin is made up of random Cantonese and Taiwanese pronunciations ... in fact, so is my English, which is made up of British, American and Australian, probably some NZ in there somewhere ...
this is so funny
my best friend from canada
he has HENAN ACCENT!
i always make joke on him of this
Kevin, is it because you don't like Henan accent? Or because you think it's funny that he has a Chinese accent while speaking Chinese even though he is Canadian? o.O
Henan accent is pretty fun, but my favorite is the Dongbeihua and it's 脏话。
And is a foreigner who speaks with any kind of Chinese accent over a foreign accent more welcomed by Chinese people?
Yeah for sure. They'll fucking love you if you can speak some of them slang or stuff.
Also lol, Taiwan accent. Dirty 南方人~~ 北方人儿Master race here.
it's not bothering so much as we can understand...
Hahahaha ... and I am a foreign Chinese, not only because of my accent, but because I grew up in the south ... sorry, I know, this is an old old joke ...
Speaking a dialects words isn't the same as not speaking with an accent. Me and this woman on a train once had lots of fun doing impressions of Americans speaking Chinese and various nationalities speaking English.
because HENAN has very special meaning in china
well ,if a foreigner speaks chinese not so well, i feel its cute,,but if he speaks too well ,it will make me feel uncomfortable..
"Uncomfortable?" Guess what? Fuck you and your comfort level, you retarded bitch.
I have to be honest, I'm happiest to meet people who speak both.
I think foreigners speaking chinese with a strong Beijing accent sound really annoying...
Astaroth: you know Americans that speak Taiwanese (the dialect)?! or do you mean you know americans who speak with very Taiwanese accent (guo yu)? I'd be amazed if i encountered Americans who spoke min nan hua, guang dong hua, etc. I mean, I speak with a Taiwanese accent, but I don't speak min nan hua (Taiwanese dialect).
Coco: if you're talking about english accent, than no. but if you're talking about americans speaking chinese, mostly yes i think. Most americans who "know" chinese couldn't understand my chinese because it wasn't the "standard" beijing accent we were taught. but native speakers usually understand me, but non-taiwanese usually comment about how i have a taiwanese accent.
have some russian girl friends in bj who speak with dong bei accent, acturally thats very awesome~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A Yank acquaintance of mine, who's an actor over here on acoount of his excellent Mandarin, speaks with a near perfect heavy Beijing accent. I know several Chinese girls who absolutely hate his accent.
Personally, all foreigners who speak great Chinese really piss me off; I have the urge to burn them with cigarettes.
Some foreigners are trying too hard to imitate Beijing accent, esp. "er". It sounds very strange.
Apparently he speaks it so well he sounds fake. Quite the paradox...