Learning Initial "h" 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: h
A voiceless velar fricative. It is pronounced by raising the back of the tongue to the soft palate to make a narrow passage for the air to be expelled with friction. The vocal cords do not vibrate. It is similar to ‘h’ in the English ‘hope’ – with a slight rasp as in ‘loch’.

喝hē: to drink

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