7 days Mandarin pronunciation with Xiaoqian – Lesson 2

Pinyin (Initial Consonants : b,p,m,p,d,t,n,l,g,k,h,j,q,x,z,y,w)

In this lesson, you’re going to learn the Initial Consonants of Pinyin, they include b,p,m,p,d,t,n,l,g,k,h,j,q,x,z,y and w.

Initial Consonants
b p m f d t n l
g k h j q x
z c s zh ch sh r
y w

Initial Consonants
Consonants English equivalent
b boy
d dog
g girl
j jelly
z zoo

Initial Consonants
j [tɕ]
q [tɕ] chance, cheese
x [ɕ] shallow, sean
air stream is not blocked

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