posted by murrayjames on March 19, 2014 | 5 comments
According to 汉语规范词典:


My wife, who is Sichuanese, says that 3rd tone is correct and 2nd tone sounds weird.

How do people in Beijing pronounce this character?
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Grace Qi on March 19, 2014 | reply

惩 chéng is correct and it doesn't have the 3rd tone sound. However, some people do say the 3rd tone in daily conversations. In Beijing, I heard both - it's just a speaking habit at this point.

I always say the second tone and personally don't think it's weird.:)

murrayjames on March 20, 2014 | reply
Thanks Grace :)
624223084 on March 21, 2014 | reply
Putonghua is cheng2. Dalian dialect is also cheng3.