Pinyin Lessons Study Material GoodChinese
This is an unaspirated voiceless palatal affricate. This sound is pronounced by first putting the tip of the tongue against the lower teeth and blocking the air with its front part against the hard palate, and the dropping to release the air. The vocal cords do not vibrate.
An aspirted voiceless palatal affricate. It is an aspirated equivalent of "j".
A voiceless palatal fricative. It is pronounced by raising the tongue close to the hard palate to expell the air with friction through the narrow passage.