Double Consonants

Some consonants, when paired together, have a sound different from either one alone. Here's a table of the double consonants you'll encounter most often:

Consonants Pronounced Examples
at the beginning of a word:
d as in dog
hear the word
stuffed grape leaves
anywhere else:
nd as in bending
hear the word
five
at the beginning of a word:
b as in bottle
hear the word
bottle
anywhere else:
mb as in ember
hear the word
vineyard
at the beginning of a word:
g as in good
hear the word
gas cooking stove
middle of word:
ng as in finger
hear the word
globe artichoke
ng as in finger hear the word
cucumber
ch as in church hear the word
tea
j as in job hear the word
yogurt-cucumber dip
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