Learning Initial "t" 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: t
An aspirated voiceless alveolar plosive. It is pronounced in position for "d", but explodes with a strong puff of air. It is an aspirated equivalent of "d". It is similar to ‘t’ in the English ‘top’ – with more aspiration.

太阳tài yánɡ:sun

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