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    теперь

    I'm wondering about the correct pronunciation of теперь.
    On dict.cc <http://enru.dict.cc/?s=now> it is pronounced
    as I would have expected it. But on leo.org
    <http://dict.leo.org/rude/index_de.html#/search=jetzt>
    it is pronounced as if it would be written цеперь.
    Are both pronunciations correct?

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    I do not claim that my opinion is absolutely true.
    If you've spotted any mistake in my English, please, correct it. I want to be aware of any mistakes to efficiently eliminate them before they become a habit.

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    Thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas View Post
    I'm wondering about the correct pronunciation of теперь.
    On dict.cc <http://enru.dict.cc/?s=now> it is pronounced
    as I would have expected it. But on leo.org
    <http://dict.leo.org/rude/index_de.html#/search=jetzt>
    it is pronounced as if it would be written цеперь.
    Are both pronunciations correct?
    This question should be included in FAQ
    You HEAR it as if it would be written цеперь, but in fact the first consonant is soft теперь anyway. It might be a soft т or a soft ц. Both pronunciations are correct.

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    I think, a ц cannot be soft in Russian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans66 View Post
    I think, a ц cannot be soft in Russian.
    You're right, ‘real’ ц cannot. But soft ть is often pronounced as an affricate, i.e. like the soft variant of ц.

    E.g. ‘теперь’ [ʦʲɪˈpʲerʲ].
    Please correct my English

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