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How to pronounce front ch and back ch

German has two distinctly different sounds that are represented by the letter combination ch. The so-called back ch is pronounced in the back of the mouth. It is usually preceded by a, o, u, or au. Although this sound does not exist

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How to pronounce ei and ie

How to pronounce ei and ie in German

Unlike in English, the letter combinations ei and ie represent consistent sounds in German. The combination ei is a diphthong (also spelled ey, ay, and ai). It is pronounced like the ei in Eisenhower. The letters ie represent the long “ee”-sound as in Marie. This is the same sound

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