Lesson 6 Tongue-Flatted Sounds: z, c and s

Chinese Ping Ying Alphabet

Description

Similar English Sound

For Reference

 

 

 

z

Mouth:

It opens naturally.

Tongue:

The tongue slightly touches the upper teeth.

The teeth on both sides are closed.

Lips

They are slightly open.

 

Similar to the “ds” in leads.

(Compared to zh.)

 

Chinese Ping Ying Alphabet

Description

Similar English Sound

For Reference

 

 

 

c

Mouth:

It opens naturally.

Tongue:

The tongue slightly touches the upper teeth.

The teeth on both sides are closed.

Lips

They are slightly open.

Similar to ts in mates.

 

Chinese Ping Ying Alphabet

Description

Similar English Sound

For Reference

 

 

 

s

Mouth:

It opens naturally.

Tongue:

The tongue slightly touches the upper teeth.

The teeth on both sides are closed.

Lips

They are slightly open.

 

Similar to the “s” in sea.