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  3.2.11 The sound tz is very similar to z

The sound of tz is quite similar to z, just that the t is a bit more pronounced in tz than in z.

  tz, z

sitzen to sit
siezen to use the formal form to address somebody
Sitz seat
Pfütze puddle
Platz place

  but zt is pronounced differently

Arzt doctor
Er sitzt he is sitting
Er siezt uns he uses the formal form of adressing us

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