The R-Finals (儿化韵)

In Chinese, a character may have an additional “儿 (ér​)” after it. This “儿 (ér​)” needs not to be regarded as a separate syllable, but read with a “neutral tone”. This means that the “r” sound is merged into the preceding finals. This phenomenon is called the “R-finals”. When written in Pinyin, an ‘r’ is added to its preceding final at the end.

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