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How do you tell こ from ご when you do the Japanese listening ?

I know there is a "voiced" in Japanese pronunciation.I want to know the difference between the "voiced" and "unaspirated consonants".For example, かきくけこ(ga gi gu ge go) between がぎぐげご(ga gi gu ge go )...I know my express is terrible,can you understand what I mean?

For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    かきくけこ is pronounced "ka,ki,ku,ke,ko" not "ga,gi,gu,ge,go". It's the difference between a "k" sound a "g" sound.

    こ and ご? Well, they sound different!

    [が] sounds like first part of garden while [か]sounds like first sound of "car'. Not carden nor gar.
    [ぎ] as guilty, [き] as Key
    [ぐ] as first part of good, [く] like coo
    [げ] like first part of gay, [け] like care
    [ご] like go, while [こ] sounds like first part of core co-re.

    They do sound like each other sometimes.
    For example, in this song (黒猫のタンゴ - くろねこのたんご)
    く sounds like a harder GU
    こ sounds like a harder GO
    た sounds like a harder DA
    As a foreigner, it's hard to tell which one did you hear exactly.
    So don't let those こ and ご bother you, figure out what word did you hear by entire article.
    Sorry for my poor english.



    The alphabetically expressions increase the confusion of the pronunciation for both of Chinese and Japanese people.

    が ga , か ka , だ da, た ta :
    Some Japanese make が with Chinese [g] of pinyin while others make it with Chinese [k]. だ た are the same.

    I agree with Carol.


    Don't worry about that you make wrong が か etc.
    Even it sounds foregin, we can understand 95% of what you mean.
    That's not a big problem unless you take 日本語検定。

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