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Astana, Kazakhstan • 25 July 2022

How Well Does The President Speak Chinese? Teacher Reacts

Emerging TikTok star analyzes pronunciation of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

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Life in China and teaching

TikTok with the President

I was surprised that the President said 'zheng ge er' and not 'zhen ge'. The "er" is particular to the Beijing dialect. Most likely, he said this phrase out of habit. (...) I also heard that there are tones in the President's speech. Of course, not all of them are perfect, but I noticed their presence. 

The accent is almost unnoticeable

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