Unit 2.1

Letters: P-B


The letters p and b represent bilabial consonants, respectively voiceless and voiced.


P and b are represented in written and spoken English like this:

Uppercase Lowercase Phonetics
P p /p/
B b /b/


ppizza, plate, option, simple, camp, shop;
bbag, big, maybe, debt, verb, lamb.


The consonants p and b are bilabial sounds. To pronounce them, you need to move your upper and lower lips so the air will be restricted by them.

They differentiate because:

  • p is voiceless, the vocal cords do not vibrate during the articulation of the consonant;
  • b is voiced, vocal cords vibrate during the articulation of the consonant.


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