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Pinyin pronunciation of 土地 and 地

Why is the pinyin of the first one "tudi" and the second is "de"? And the second one is not pronounced like other "de" words but rather like di, but written de? Isn't the second character the same? When do you pronounce "de" like 的 and 得 and when does it make a "di" sound? Thanks!

July 23, 2018


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