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儿化 The "Erhua" Pronunciation

"Erhua" 儿化/兒化 (érhuà) refers to the fact of adding a final “-r" sound to a syllable. It is prevalent in the Beijing dialect but it is also a Standard Chinese feature.

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Characters from the Chinese alphabet

When talking about the Chinese alphabet, you are referring to its characters, the smallest writing-unit with symbols that represent whole words and which can be grouped together in order to create other words.

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Chinese Classifiers

Chinese Classifiers are "special characters" used along with numbers to define the quantity or with demonstratives to identify the object.