Tough sounds -ou-uo
In series Tough sounds (basic)
The "ou" and "-uo" vowel sounds aren't difficult, but they're easy to mix up. Practice the following words and phrases to be sure that you've got a good handle on these tough sounds.
Pronunciation Tips for -ou-uo (A2)
Read about the "o" and "u" vowels if you need the review.
The pinyin "-ou" final is very similar to the "oh" sound in English. You can think of it as replacing the pinyin "u" with a "h" to get the English syllable "oh".
The "-uo" sound is actually the same as the Chinese syllable "wo." You're just replacing the "u" with a "w" for the syllable "wo."
Tough Sound Words: -ou-uo (A2)
The words in the following table are designed to give you a good pronunciation workout. Practice them on your own and practice them with your teacher.
|做||zuò||to do; to make|
|说||shuō||to speak, to say|
|过||guò||to pass, to spend|
|走||zǒu||to walk, to leave|
If these are too easy for you, don't forget that we also have these same sounds at a more challenging intermediate (B1) level.
Tough Sound Video Practice: -ou-uo (A2)
Sources and further reading
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