Pinyin Lessons Study Material GoodChinese
An unaspirated voiceless plosive sound. It is pronounced by keeping the lips tightly closed to block the air ,but then opening them to let the air out. The vocal cords do not vibrate.
An unaspirated voiceless plosive sound. It is pronounced in position for "b", but explodes with a strong puff of air . The vocal cords do not vibrate . It is a corresponding sound to "b " but an aspirated one.
An unaspirated bilabial nasal. It is pronounced by keeping the lips tightly closed and the soft palate dropped to force the air out through the nose. The vocal cords vibrate.
An aspirated voiceless alveolar plosive. It is pronounced by raising the tongue tip against the upper teethridge to block the air and then putting it down to release the air . The vocal cords do not vibrate.