Pronunciation of consonants – PART 1
Let’s move on to German Consonants. Have a look at the table. Especially “strange”, difficult consonants are marked. For more information, have a look at the video.Learn German pronounciation with the Video: Consonants PART 1
Examples for the German Consonants Pronunciation:
|All Consonants are short.
Double consonants aren’t
They also make the vowel shorter.
|kommen (to come)
|s, b, d, g||difference between voiced and voiceless sounds|
|inicial sounds: voiced||final sound: voiceless||inicial sounds: voiced||final sound: voiceless|
Sie (she, your)
|gelb (yellow) ([gelp])
halb (half) ([halp])
There is no [z] sound as in English.
Z is only [T+S]
|v, f||[f] as the English f||[v] in words
derived from latin
vor (in front of)
|w||[v] as in „very“||Wann (when)