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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate German Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 10 German consonants.
n, ŋ, p, s, ʃ, ʒ, t, v, j, z
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...
n
Naht (seam)
Like the N in the word 'nice'.
n, n (slowly)
n, n (slowly)
The next consonant is...
ŋ
lang (long)
Like the ng sound in the word 'sing'.
ŋ, ŋ (slowly)
ŋ, ŋ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
p
Pakt (pact)
Like the P sound in the word 'pain'.
p, p (slowly)
p, p (slowly)
The next consonant is...
s
Biss (bit)
Like the S in the word 'sand'.
s, s (slowly)
s, s (slowly)
The next consonant is...
ʃ
schön (beautiful)
Like the sh sound in the word 'shy'.
ʃ, ʃ (slowly)
ʃ, ʃ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
Genie (genius)
Like the 'dg' sound in the word 'edge'.
dʒ, dʒ (slowly)
dʒ, dʒ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
t
Tal (valley)
Like the T in the word 'take'.
t, t (slowly)
t, t (slowly)
The next consonant is...
v
Wächter (guard)
Like the V in the word 'vanish'.
v, v (slowly)
v, v (slowly)
The next consonant is...
j
Joch (yoke)
Like the Y in the word 'you'.
j, j (slowly)
j, j (slowly)
The final consonant for this lesson is...
z
sauber (clean)
Like the Z in the word 'zebra'.
z, z (slowly)
z, z (slowly)
Well done! You just learned another 10 German consonants.
n, ŋ, p, s, ʃ, ʒ, t, v, j, z
In the next lesson, you'll learn 5 new consonant sounds. These sounds don't appear in English, so they'll be trickier than the last lot.
Were there more familiar consonants than you thought? Please comment and share your thoughts.
See you in the next Ultimate German Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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