Unless you are talking Mandarin, particularly Beijing Mandarin
Originally Posted by clfsean
Sifu (Shifu) = Shr foo
sihing = shr heeng
sigung = shr gung
sijo = shr joe
But there are also tonal differences to take into consideration if you are looking for perfect pronunciation, but the majority of Chinese Sifu types are pretty forgiving to us when it comes to our pronunciations.
And dialect makes a big difference in pronunciation
My sanda sifus pronounces Sanda more like Shanda he is from way north China.
My family in Beijing says Sanda. But both pronounce Xingyiquan like Shing-yee-chuan
But my Taiji Sifu from the south pronounces Xingyiquan like yin-yee-chaun. And yet I think they all pretty much call Bagua… Bogwah.
It really, as clfsean said, depends on your sifu's dialect
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