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German Phonetics: CH Like ICH / IPA Symbol: ç

This sound does not exist in English. It is similar to the sound of h in the word hue. It exists in Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish (Chile) and others .
Articulation:

This sound is formed when air flows between the hard palate (a.) and the middle-back of the tongue (b.), while the tongue tip touches the surface of the lower front teeth (c.). The vocal folds in the neck should not vibrate.

 

Consonant Type: 

Use:

1. After vowels e, i, ä, ö, ü: echt, leichtich, mächtig, Töchter, Bücher
2. After consonants l, n, r: Milch, Männchen, Storch
3. In ending -chen: Mädchen
4. In ending -ig: richtig
5. As Initial ch- in front of vowels e and i: chemischChina

 

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German Phonetics: R like REGEN and BRINGEN / IPA Symbol: ʀ

This sound does not exist in English. It exists in Danish, French, Hebrew, Swedish, Yiddish, i.a..
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Articulation:

This sound is formed when the back of the tongue (a.) is pushed back upwards and the airflow is directed over the uvula (b.). The uvula and the vocal folds in the neck vibrate.

Consonant Type:

Voiced uvular trill

Use:

1. At word beginning: Rahmen, rauchenregnenreisen, reuen, Rhytmusriechen, Risiko, rot, Ruhe, Rätsel, Räuberrömisch

2. Between vowels: Aarebayrisch, Eritrea, Beirut, euredirektgierigmoralisch, Guru, Ära, bäurisch, Möhre

3. After consonants: bratengebrauchen, umdrehenbefreien, FreudeKapriolekriechen, trotzdem, Brust, drängen, Fräulein, Grösse

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