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j

Sounds kind of like "j" in English "jeep", but with the tip of the tongue behind the lower teeth.

jiā

home

jú​zi

tangerine

橘子

IPA: [t͡ɕ]

q

Sounds kind of like "ch" in English "cheap", but with the tip of the tongue behind the lower teeth.

qián

money

to go

IPA: [t͡ɕʰ]

x

Sounds kind of like "sh" in English "sheep", but with the tip of the tongue behind the lower teeth.

xiǎo

small

yě​xǔ

perhaps

也许

IPA: [ɕ]



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