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Is g silent in ing and ong


listening to “Say it right” 6th lesson, and the tip about sounding the last sound as nasal, i was wondering if G is alway silent in ing, and ong as sometime i can hardly hear it e.g . zhong wu , yi jing, bei jing


Hello, Waldshaari ( 林小毛?;p)

In standard Mandarin phoneme system, the “g” in /-ing/ and /-ong/ and all the final places of the syllables are silent. But I do find some Mandarin speakers saying the “g” with a very very light [k], which sounds cute and not that annoying for me. : )

Frederic ( Xu Laoshi)