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How do you know which pronunciation of r to use? English pronunciation is in brackets[ ], that isn't pinyin.
人 rén, [rlén]
热 rè, [zhè]
why does rén sound like [r l é n, English letters] and rè sound like [z h è]. How will I know which to use with other words that start with r?

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How do you know which pronunciation of r to use? English pronunciation is in brackets[ ], that isn't pinyin.
人 rén, [rlén]
热 rè, [zhè]
why does rén sound like [r l é n, English letters] and rè sound like [z h è].  How will I know which to use with other words that start with r?
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