I feel awkward speaking Chinese ( mandarin)?

I know a fair bit of Chinese, but I just feel awkward pronouncing it with the tones.

It’s not that I don’t know the tones, I’m just reluctant to say it. How can I fix this and be more comfortable in speaking Chinese..?

I have Chinese friends, but their first language is Cantonese, not Mandarin. I just feel really awkward speaking with the tones, so I sort of just "say it". eh, I know that’s the worst thing you can do, but how can I be more, well, confident….I know to get better I have to speak more….

谢谢! 🙂

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