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How to make this sound

Sound Sound

is a consonant made by almost closing the teeth together. The lips are pushed forward. Lift the tongue tip slightly toward the roof of the mouth and allow the sides of the tongue to touch the inside edge of the side teeth. Blow air out over the tip of the tongue. It is the sound we make when telling someone to be quiet. "Shhhhhh !" This is an unvoiced sound.

img class='phonetics' src="/library/pronunciation/phones_gif/shower.gif" alt="SHOWER"> SH- turns into an S if you move the tongue forward.

Example words

Spelt -sh- English shampoo foolish radish sharp fresh wash shine shock short should shut shrink shrewd

Words Spelt -ch- chivalry machine

Other spellings sugar nation chef Russia facial session station addition ratio ration Issue

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Shop Sound
Sugar Sound
Machine Sound

Shut the shop - practice - Click a native's flag to hear the sentence.

  1. Show me the shop she owns.
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  2. He put the smashed shell into the rubbish.
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  3. The ship came into shore.
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  4. The chef sat at the station and ate a fresh radish.
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  5. When she washed the shirt and shorts they shrank.
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  6. They rushed to the national convention.
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  7. The shiny machine was crushed.
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  8. Those cushions are in fashion.
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  9. Can you shove those fish into the ocean?
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  10. I wish the shrimp meal was fresh.
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  11. The chef was passionate about the delicious shark soup.
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