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挑剔 pinyin as tiao1 ti1

Hi ChinesePod team, my question is this:
What my understand for 挑剔 is tiao1ti4 as the first words is 1st tone.
If 2nd words is 1st tone isn’t sound weird?

Hi Eddie,

To native speakers, it doesn’t sound weird. Besides, officially, the dictionaries and other resources claim that there are two pronunciations: [tiāo tī] and [tiāo ti] (neutral tone). But it is more commonly pronounced with the neutral tone.