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: q
The pronunciation method is more or less the same with "j", with stronger breath squeezed out of the chink. It is similar to 'ch' in the English 'cheap' - tongue is positioned below lower teeth.

汽水qì shuǐ:soda water