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You can try to pronounce English sound "sh" (ship without p), and try to move the front part of your tongue forward to your bottom teeth and flat it horizontally.


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There is a way for distinction: intonation As stated by the OP, the meaning is clear once we know whether the sentence is declarative or a question. The key point about identifying the sentence type in a conversation, other than the context, is intonation. Example: I asked a friend who is a native speaker of mandarin (from Shanghai) to pronounce the ...


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