CH Sounds

CH has three different sounds. “Ch” sounds like “tsh”, “k”, and “sh”.. Below is a partial list of words with these sounds. Need help? Practice with your teacher. 

ch sounds
ch sounds

The most common “ch” sound. To me, it sounds a bit like “tsh”.

  • chair
  • chat
  • chase
  • check
  • cheek 
  • cheese
  • chest
  • child
  • chew
  • catcher 
  • crutches 
  • ketchup
  • kitchen
  • matches 
  • itchy
  • beach
  • couch 
  • bench
  • stretch 
  • pitch
  • catch
  • March
  • reach 
  • touch
  • speech
ch sounds like k

“ch” sometimes sounds like “k”.

  • ache
  • anchor
  • archaeology
  • architect
  • chameleon 
  • chamomile 
  • chaos
  • character
  • chemical
  • choir 
  • Christmas
  • chrome
  • chronic
  • chrysanthemum
  • dachshund 
  • echo
  • hierarchy 
  • mechanic
  • Michael
  • monarchy
  • orchestra
  • psychology
  • scheme
  • school
  • technology 
  • zucchini 
ch sounds like sh

“ch” sometimes sounds like “sh”.

  •  attache 
  • chalet 
  • chaperone 
  • charade 
  • Charlete 
  • chauffer 
  • chauvinist 
  • chef
  • Chevrolet 
  • chic
  • Chicago 
  • chiffon 
  • chute
  • brochure
  • cache 
  • cliché
  • champagne 
  • pistachio 
  • parachute
  • machete 
  • machine
  • Michelle 
  • Michigan
  • niche
  • quiche 
  • ricochet 
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