PinYin Initial - f

How to pronounce f in Mandarin Chinese Pinyin

  • The upper teeth touch the inside of the lower lip.
  • When pronouncing, make a small gap between lips and teeth.
  • let the air flow rubbed out from the small gap.

Similar English Phoneme: Like "f" in "follow" and "fox".


The pronunciation of an initial consonant is very short.
Actually, what you hear is a spelled pronunciation, just as shown below:

Refer to: Finals table to see how to pronounce "o", and PinYin Spelling to see how to spell "pinyin".