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Pinyin Lesson 7. Initials: zh ch sh r

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Chinese Pinyin Initials: zh ch sh r

This Pinyin video lesson covers our last group of Chinese Pinyin Initials zh ch sh r. They are probably the most difficult group for non-native speakers. But don’t worry, we’ll provide effective tips and practice drills on how to pronounce Pinyin consonants zh ch sh r. And also don’t forget to finish the 2 listening quizzes to test your skills!

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KEYWORDS

  • Chinese Pinyin Initials
    • zh
    • ch
    • sh
    • r

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Chinese Pinyin Initials: zh ch sh r

Initials zh ch sh r are called “Curled Tongue Initials”, in English “Retroflexes”. This means to pronounce them you need to curl your tongue backwards. They are usually compared against another group of Initials: z c s, which are called “Flat Tongue Initials”.

 

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