针对汉语普通话为母语者的口音矫正

针对想改进英语发音、母语为汉语普通话人士的5个英语发音技巧

Accent Reduction for Chinese Mandarin Speakers

5 English pronunciation tips for Chinese speakers who want to improve their English accent:

1) N + NG

  • N is made with the tip of the tongue touching the top of the mouth (just behind the teeth). The back of the tongue is down.
  • NG is made with the back of the tongue touching the top of the mouth (like when you pronounce a K). The front of the tongue is down.
  • Check gone compared to gong.

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2) V

  • V is made with the bottom lip touching the upper teeth and with voice: very, ever, have
  • Do not confuse it with F (made like a V, but with no voice – just blowing air out): fat – vat, fairy – vary
  • Do not confuse it with W (made with the lips rounding – like the oo sound in too): wine – vine, wow – vow.

3) L & R

  • Some Mandarin speakers may have problems with these sounds.
  • L is made with the tip of the tongue touching the top of the mouth (just behind the teeth). The sides of the tongue are down
  • R is made with the tip of the tongue curling back in the mouth. We don’t touch the top of our mouths when pronouncing a R sound in English.
  • Compare: low – row, led – red

4) TH

  • This sound is made by putting the tip of the tongue by the back of the upper front teeth.
  • Keep the tip of the tongue relaxed.
  • Do not confuse it with:
  • Ttin – thin
  • Dden – then
  • Zzen – then
  • Ffin – thin

5) Words ending in a consonant

  • When a word ends in a consonant, do not (1) add a vowel or (2) take the consonant away.
  • Book not (1) Booka not (2) Boo
  • Red not (1) Reda not (2) Re
  • Hat not (1) Hata not (2) Ha

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