...CHRIS-K - Ha... I learned zher from the beginning, so I've never said zhe'er ...
from the beginning That reminds me of the boy I tutored.
When I first saw his textbook, I found that er everywhere: zhe'r, na'r, xiang pi'r, ben'r, ren'r......... Well, zhe'r and na'r are OK but GOD I really wasn't feeling comfortable saying other ers For god's sake, I seldom say xiang pi'r (-_-)
Then I began to ask why was the book like that ?! I turned to the first page and --- I knwe it! It's a textbook from a Beijing primary school! So I told him it's Beijing dialect and we decided to forget about those ers which made both of us happy ( since I seldom speak in that way and he finds it difficult to speak in that way)
Even programmes of CCTV teaching Chinese are full of ers (-_-) I guess that's because CCTV is in Beijing = = One of my classmates could soon be classified to Beijingese for those ers she uses
橡皮(eraser) and 人(human being)
wait, they should be 橡皮儿 and 人儿
Ben like 本?
I learned zher & nar, and kongr...
zher is OK, so is nar. But kongr ?! God, I can't speak it out with that er! = =
How did you do that? I even never hear a kong that ends with an er (-_-)
You hear the Beijingese say that? Oh, it's really amazing = = guess I can never do that = =
...only in Beijing or should that one be everywhere?
Not only in Beijing but definitely they like er
Mostly, er is common in the Northeast.