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I can pronounce a lot in German but still have trouble pronouncing the basic word "Ich"

I can pronounce a lot in German but still have trouble pronouncing the basic word "Ich". I do not know why it is such a problem for me but it's the most difficult thing. Everywhere I go online to find out how to pronounce it I get no answers. They only tell me how to move my mouth which is really difficult to visualize as I am a slow person. Could someone just please tell me how to say "Ich" in print?

June 17, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Casper_duo

Maybe record yourself so we can hear how you pronounce it.

http://vocaroo.com/

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

After checking Google, this was one of the better resources I came across: http://web.stanford.edu/~jrb/reference/german.html

After checking a bit further, I came across a youtube resource that was a bit more detailed and helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rnPFloFiX0

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Paralars1

The "i" in "ich" is just a short "i", like in "in". The best way I can describe making the soft "ch" sound [รง] is by saying the English word "he", leaving your mouth and throat in that position and then making a voiceless sound by breathing out sharply. It should sound like the "h" in "huge"

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Raisinnoir

Put your tongue against your bottom teeth and pronounce the word. It's really easy with little practice.

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

The 'ch' in ich is a softer version of the 'ch' in noch. So just ease up a little.

June 18, 2017
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