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Pinyin lesson for "zh" ,"ch" and "sh"
I am at newbie Module 3 at the moment, I did enjoy your the pinyin lesson, but missing the lesson for "zh" ,"ch" and "sh". there are the lesson for zhi" ,"chi" and "shi". but there should be a lesson how to pronounce properly, "zh" ,"ch" and "sh". first and how to position your tongue when speaking it. Can you refer me to a video lesson where I can train this particular Initials thanks
Posted by pfrauch August 2, 2015
Tags:   Tones and Pinyin
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Helen Zhang (Chinese Teacher) says
Hi pfrauch,
At present, there are no video lessons for "zh" "ch" and "sh" on the website, but these lessons are included in our plan. Before the lessons are uploaded, I would like to introduce to you some tips for pronouncing"zh" "ch" and "sh". 
When pronouncing “zh”, curl the tongue over and press it onto the roof of the mouth to create retroflex sounds. Unaspirated sounds, voiceless affricate.
When pronouncing “ch”, curl the tongue over and press it onto the roof of the mouth to create retroflex sounds. Aspirated sound, voiceless an affricate.
When pronouncing “sh”, curl the tongue over and press it onto the roof of the mouth to create retroflex sounds. voiceless fricative.
Let me know if you have any further questions or need any help.    :)
August 4, 2015 Reply
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