Tough sounds -an-ang
In series Tough sounds (basic)
The -an and -ang finals aren't too bad by themselves, but how they're pronounced can vary a bit depending on what comes before them. As always, practice is the answer! Practice the following words and phrases to be sure that you've got a good handle on these tough sounds.
Pronunciation Tips for -an-ang (A2)
You can read up on the "a" vowel and the "i" vowel if you need to, but one important thing to remember is that the "a" in "-an" and "-ian" (or "yan") are not the same "a" sound. When "i" is involved, the "a" sound in the final changes a bit.
Review your pinyin chart as needed to get clear on this difference.
Tough Sound Words: -an-ang (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.
|当然||dāngrán||of course, naturally|
|刚刚||gānggāng||just a moment ago|
|山上||shān shàng||on the mountain|
Tough Sound Video Practice: -an-ang (A2)
Sources and further reading
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