Tough sounds x-sh-, q-ch-, j-zh-
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In series Tough sounds (basic)
The x-, q-, and -j initials are new and foreign. When mixed with the sh-, ch-, and zh- initials, the results can be downright brutal. Pretty much every learner struggles with these. Practice the following words and phrases to be sure that you've got a good handle on these tough sounds.
Pronunciation Tips for x-sh-, q-ch-, j-zh- (A2)
Tough Sound Words: x-sh-, q-ch-, j-zh- (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.
|中间||zhōngjiān||in the middle|
|几种||jǐ zhǒng||how many kinds; several kinds|
|出去||chūqù||to go out|
|常去||chángqù||to often go|
|上学||shàngxué||to start school, to go to school|
|上下||shàng-xià||up and down; get on and get off|
|水煮鱼||shuǐzhǔyú||Sichuan poached sliced fish in hot chili oil|