Learning Initial "f" 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: f
An aspirated voiceless alveolar plosive . It is pronounced by raising the tongue tip against the upper teeth ridge to block the air and then putting it down to release the air. The vocal cords do not vibrate. It is same as 'f' in the English 'fat'.