This is the audio exerpt of z spoken within a word. It may sound a little short or unclear, but that's exactly how it's in the real context. For more details, read the below explanation of pronunciation and listen example words that contain z by pressing the word buttons.
1. Break the airflow by touching your alveolar ridge with the tip of your tongue.
2. Push the air through the interruption to produce an audible friction of the air.
3. Vibrate your vocal cords.
Often sounds are affected by the neighboring sounds. That's because during speach our mouth is always transitioning from one position to another. Below, you can find the most frequent syllables that include the sound z.