ch is a compound breathed consonant (t + sh)

Make the sound of t and quickly run it into sh.

Equivalents: tch as in watch; c as in cello

Webster, ch Funk and Wugnalls, ch

Phonetic Symbol, ʧ

Drill: chah, cha, chce, choo, cho, chaw

atch, etch, itch, ootch, utch, otch

This sound occurs initially, finally, and medially:

chart

chap

chair

chain

check

churn

cheat

chick

chimes

choose

chum

child

choke

chub

choice

chalk

chop

chowder

  1. Charles cheered the champion
  2. Do not chide the chilly child
  3. The chaplain in the chapel heard the chimes
  4. The cheery Chinese ate his chop suey with chop sticks
  5. The children played checkers and roasted chestnuts in the chimney corner
  6. A chickaree and a chickadee were in the old chest­nut tree
  7. The cow chewed and chewed and the chipmunk chattered and chattered.

latch

urchin

stitched

etch

pitcher

orchard

pitch

watcher

parched

touch

catcher

preached

botch

starched

searched

reach

merchant

peaches

  1. Leave the starch and the match in the Kitchen
  2. Miss March will stitch the patch
  3. Richard and the merchant pitched their tent on the beach
  4. A chubby child sat on a bench eating a peach
  5. The chandler exchanged the chow-chow for the cheese
  6. Blanche saw the woodchuck in the orchard
  7. Chirping chats perched in the birch-tree.
  8. Which child touched the chair and the couch?
  9. The artist sketched the ancient Scotch
  10. Put the chisel, the wrench, and the chain into the chest
  11. A branch of luscious cherries was in the china dish
  12. Mr. Cratchet and Chester searched the forest for beech and birch trees
  13. Did the teacher reprove the mischievous urchin for breaking the chalk?
  14. Miss Beach ordered chowder, chops, chow-chow, and chocolate pudding for lunch
  15. Archie left the torch, the match, and the latch­ key on Miss Pritchard's