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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate German Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 10 German consonants.
b, tʃ, d, f, g, h, dʒ, k, l, m
These consonant sounds are identical to the ones in English, so they should already be familiar to you.
Are you ready?
Then let's get started!
The first consonant is...
b
Ball (ball)
Like the B in the word 'buy'.
b, b (slowly)
b, b (slowly)
The next consonant is...
Matsch (mud)
Like the tch sound in the word 'match'.
tʃ, tʃ (slowly)
tʃ, tʃ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
d
dann (then)
Like the D in the word 'dad'.
d, d (slowly)
d, d (slowly)
The next consonant is...
f
Fass (barrel)
Like the F in the word 'find'.
f, f (slowly)
f, f (slowly)
The next consonant is...
g
Gast (guest)
Like the G in the word 'goggle'.
g, g (slowly)
g, g (slowly)
The next consonant is...
h
Hass (hatred)
Like the H in the word 'hat'.
h, h (slowly)
h, h (slowly)
The next consonant is...
Dschungel (jungle)
Like the J in the word 'judge'.
dʒ, dʒ (slowly)
dʒ, dʒ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
k
kalt (cold)
Like the K in the word 'kite'.
k, k (slowly)
k, k (slowly)
The next consonant is...
l
lassen (let)
Like the L in the word 'last'.
l, l (slowly)
l, l (slowly)
The final consonant is...
m
Maus (mouse)
Like the M in the word 'must'.
m, m (slowly)
m, m (slowly)
Well done! You just learned your first 10 German consonants.
b, tʃ, d, f, g, h, dʒ, k, l, m
In the next lesson, you'll learn 10 more consonant sounds that are identical to the ones in English.
Was seeing the pronunciation illustrations helpful? Please comment and share your thoughts.
See you in the next Ultimate German Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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Hello Humamslayer12,


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DANKESHÖN


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Hello Caleb,


Thank you for your question.


[d3] is actually [dʒ] what's the phonetic reading of [dsch].

We use the International Phonetic Alphabet to help us describe the correct sound. We need to do this to properly explain the sound which exists in German but might not have a letter equivalent to demonstrate in your language.


Take the letter R in German and English for example, depending on the region of the speaker, there are a handful of ways one can interpret to pronounce this letter. The IPA helps to isolate the exact sound we are teaching and acts as additional information for learners who understand the phonetic alphabet.


Let us know if you have any further questions.

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i dont understand why you use symbols like d3 to explain pronunciation... could you send me to where i can get an explanation of the characters you use bbecause i just dont understand the way you are presenting them like the d with a 3 next to it... what is that?

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Hello Ismail,


Thank you for you comment :smile:


Please be free to ask us any questions about German language or culture.


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Ismail
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This is really good. Vielen Dank!