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Initial consonants and practice

A Chinese pinyin syllable is usually made up of three parts: initial, a final and a tone. There are 21 initials in total. Today let’s learn 14 of them

There are totally 21 initials in the Chinese language. The first 14:

b p m f

d t n l

g k h

j q x

j, q, x is a difficult group

j sounds a little bit like the first sound of jeep, when pronouncing j your tongue should be a little flat, and stretch your mouth to both sides

q sounds a little bit like the first sound of cheap, when pronouncing q your tongue should be a little flat, and stretch your mouth to both sides

x sounds a little bit like the first sound of sheep, when pronouncing x your tongue should be a little flat, and stretch your mouth to both sides

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