Alternate pronunciationEdit

User:Mongol says that this character can also be pronounced as "ē."[1] Is this correct? 04:45, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

ē is a valid Mandarin reading for this character. However, the words that use this reading tend to be a little more obscure than words with the ā reading.

A-cai 12:23, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

There's a type of mule hide glue called "ejiao," and I think a city called "Dong-e" that both use the character. Can we, thus, add e1 as an alternate pronunciation? 23:49, 29 October 2006 (UTC)


Can this character be used in Chinese writing to approximate the English "ah," as in "Ah, I see!"? 05:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I think is used for this [2]. Kappa 05:41, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

An example known by some English speakers (who don't know Chinese)Edit

The "True Story of Ah Q" is known (at least by title) to some who don't actually read Chinese... AnonMoos (talk) 09:22, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

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