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Do the Ts in Mandarin Chinese actually sound like Ks in English?

Erubar

你好!
I was doing a little bit with the tones lesson, and as I was listening to Lin Pin saying 'tian', I found that it sounded like a K in English. Is that on purpose?
谢谢!
Erubar

nóng fū

https://chinese.yabla.com/chinese-pinyin-chart.php

This a great chart that lists the major phonemes in Mandarin.  The "t" in "tian" is pronounced the same as in the pinyin word "ta".

JD

Erubar

OK, 谢谢!
Erubar

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