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    Default pronunciation "pat" and "pet"

    Hello, there:
    I am wondering how to make "a" and "e" correctly.
    For example, I don't think I can tell "pet" and "pat" clearly.
    May I have your help?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: pronunciation "pat" and "pet"

    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    Hello, there:
    I am wondering how to make "a" and "e" correctly.
    For example, I don't think I can tell "pet" and "pat" clearly.
    May I have your help?

    Thanks a lot!
    Lower your jaw when you say "pat". Here's how. First, place your hand under your chin and say "pet". Make sure you don't move your chin/jaw downwards. Keep it level. Now say "pat". Make sure to move your chin/jaw downwards. You should notice a difference.

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    Default Re: pronunciation "pat" and "pet"

    Thanks for your clarification,soup!
    It's really helpful to me.
    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: pronunciation "pat" and "pet"

    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    Thanks for your clarification,soup!
    It's really helpful to me.
    Thanks again!
    You're most welcome, WUKEN. One difference between Mandarin and English is jaw movement.

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