Learning Initial "x" 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: x
‘x’ is analogous to the sound of ‘sh’ in the English word ‘sheep’, but with the lip corners tightened up backwards. It is similar to ‘sh’ in the English ‘sheep’ – tongue is positioned below lower teeth.

西瓜xī ɡuā:watermelon

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