posted by murrayjames on March 19, 2014 | 5 comments
According to 汉语规范词典：惩：【动】处罚。统读chéng，不读chěng。My wife, who is Sichuanese, says that 3rd tone is correct and 2nd tone sounds weird.How do people in Beijing pronounce this character?
@murrayjames，惩 chéng is correct and it doesn't have the 3rd tone sound. However, some people do say the 3rd tone in daily conversations. In Beijing, I heard both - it's just a speaking habit at this point. I always say the second tone and personally don't think it's weird.:)