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: k
An aspirated voiceless velar plosive. It is pronounced with the mouth in position for "g" , but explodes with a strong puff of air. The vocal cords do not vibrate. It is an aspirated equivalent of "g". It is similar to 'k' in the English 'kiss' - with more aspiration.

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