Learning Initial "g" 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: g
A voiced alveolar lateral. It is pronounced with the tongue tip a little behind the position for "n" to allow the air to run out from both sides of the blade. The vocal cords vibrate. It is similar to ‘g’ in the English ‘go’ – softened to approach a ‘k’ sound.

Phrases:
哥哥ɡē ɡe:elder brother;
干杯ɡān bēi:cheers!

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