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Initials b p m f

In this video, we'll explain more details and usages of Initials b p m f.

Chinese Pinyin is like the phonetic symbols in English. With the help of Pinyin, you can sound out a lot of Chinese characters. Now let’s just start with four of the initials b p m f.

Initials are at the front of syllables. They are pronounced lightly and quickly through different levels of airflow in the mouth. b p m f are pronounced by the coordination of the upper and lower lips.

  • b, you should close your mouth first, and suddenly open it to let the air rush out.
  • p, the airflow is stronger than b.
  • m is a nasal sound. We mainly pronounce it with our nose.
  • f, make your teeth gently touch the inside of your lower lip.
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