Learning Initial “k” in Pinyin

Some Chinese consonants are rather similar to English consonants, but it's important to hear the differences and get all details as accurate as possible!

How to read: k
An aspirated voiceless velar plosive. It is pronounced with the mouth in position for "g" , but explodes with a strong puff of air. The vocal cords do not vibrate. It is an aspirated equivalent of "g". It is similar to 'k' in the English 'kiss' – with more aspiration.

考试kǎo shì:exam 

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