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Initial consonants

Chinese lessons - Pinyin Initials 

 

Pinyin
Pronunciation
IPA
English Approx

b

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[b]

spit

p

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[pʰ]

pay

m

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[m]

may

f

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[f]

fair

d

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[t]

stop

t

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[tʰ]

take

n

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[n]

nay

l

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[l]

lay

g

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[k]

skill

k

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[kʰ]

kay

h

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[x]

hay

j

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[dʒi]

jeep

q

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[tʃ]

cheek

x

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[ʃi]

sheep

z

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[dz]

reads

c

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[tsʰ]

hats

s

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[s]

say

zh

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[dʒ]

job

ch

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[tʃ]

church

sh

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[ʃ]

shirt

r

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[ʒ]

ray

y

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[j]

yea

w

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[w]

way