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I usually pronounce "will you" as "/wɪ/ + /lju:/", but seems that people have some troubles understanding me (at least here in the UK). Is my pronunciation wrong? That's the way we usually make the ...

Try to have a listen to this interview. Would you guess she wasn't raised by English-speaking parents?

I am here to share one of my personal problem with you. I am not a native English speaker. I learn to read how to read or write in English. I am not very fluent in english. Sometime people ask me ...

I had known that locus is pronounced with a hard 'c'; so I simply extrapolated the hard 'c' to its plural [loci]. I can't pinpoint why, but fortunately, I doubted my guess and was shocked that instead,...

I'm having a hard time to make 'also' and 'all' sound correct. My native American tutor told me my 'also' sounds like 'arso' and 'all' sounds like "or". He says I have no trouble with making "L" ...

I have thought that FEEL would sound like this:FEE-L Then I knew it sounds like FEE-ul. I understand that it is the L sound that makes it sound like vowel sound of hEAR. I’m still not clear of FILL. ...

My sister and I have problem in pronunciation of voiced and unvoiced Th. We used to substitute unvoiced th with \s\ (like in think) and \t\ (like in thank you) and voice th with \d\ Now we are ...

How should I pronounce 47/1? India abstained on resolution 47/1 of 22 September 1992.

What's the correct pronunciation of the name Geoff? Is it like "Jeff" or more like "GEE-off" or something else?

When a particular new food is given to you, and you tasted it, you say: "Nice! It tasteS like chicken!'' Do you say it with stressed S sound or you don't have to? Because I heard from BBC learning ...

In meetings with my teammates from USA they pronounce my russian name "Artem" with American accent(not the way other russians pronounce it). Should I also pronounce other's Russian names with the ...

I've been studying English for a while and considered myself a good speaker (mostly because I had passed CAE a year ago). Lately, though, I found myself in an environment where English is used a lot ...

Here are two examples of words ending in a z sound followed by a word starting with a sh sound: Does she Always shines. Do we pronounce the z sound or do we skip it and pronounce sh ...

In English crime series I often hear mom or mam or mum. I don't know... What does it mean? When is an appropriate time to use it? See this trailer from the BBC's Bodyguard crime series.

I’m confused with these two sounds when they are at the end of the syllable. I know that “ch” and “j” are comprised of two sound: tsh and dzh respectively. So I think words like teach and page are ...

Does the final "a" drop out in words like "basically", "logically", etc, or should I pronounce it?

Most times we hear that the word a is pronounced as [ə], but sometimes I hear that the word is pronounced as [ei] in American English. Such as the following sentence: From VOA Special English: She ...

How do you pronounce the plural of 'f" (f's)? Is it /efs/ or /evz/? Are there any fixed rules?

My question is about the pronunciation of the T of the word complaint. On one hand, I work for a company where I deal with different nationalities. Some Egyptians, Indians, and other nationalities ...

Which indefinite article should precede hour — a or an? an hour a hour Does the usage of an vs a depend on the pronunciation — a history, a hobby, but an hour, an honor?

How do people normally pronounce the abbreviation VAT (Value added tax)? Which of the two chices is more common? To read each letter seperately (V.A.T) To read it as a word (vat)

This affricate is not present in consonant tables for English language found in my textbooks. I do not trust them too much, because they omit some other English sounds too. I wonder mainly about ...

Is there any known pronunciation rule that justifies the p in "receipt" not being pronounced, does it have to do with the origin of the word or something or how it is? Why the p in "receipt" is not ...

I know it's silly, but it's been bugging me for a while. Namely, the word unimportant and combination "an important". Whenever I pronounce them I cant' get rid of a feeling that they sound the same, ...

Say we have an acronym or abbreviation like SSH (Secure Shell). What is the correct form of the following phrase? 1) An SSH console 2) A SSH console I tend to use the first because it "sounds" right. ...

As you know the "h"s in the words "him", "his", "he", "her" and "hers", if there is a consonant before them, can be dropped. For example the "h" in the sentence "Why does he like you so much?" can be ...

Why does IELTS read [ˈaɪelts] when the I starts the word "International" so IELTS should read [jelts] instead. Is it an exception?

When you pronounce the phrase 'pick it up' as a native speaker, is there any word in it that need to be pronounce higher in pitch with more stress? This is how I pronounce it in American English. I'm ...

I have two tutorials by Cook and by Cameron. Cameron suggests that these two groups are pronounced differently: e.g. in "drop" the tongue is perfectly flat, but in "jaw" it goes up by 1/8 of an inch. ...

Can we ignore the final sound -ge as speaking the following sentence? "Having true consciousness can change someone's life."

In ESPN videos (1, 2), Boston Celtics was pronounced as /sel-tik/, but the dictionary says both /kel-tik/ and /sel-tik/ are acceptable pronunciations and clicking the sound icon on the dictionary ...

Today I heard in two (totally unrelated) videos the same unexpected pronunciation of the word 'assume' by native speakers. Googling came up with /əˈsjuːm/ both for English and American pronunciation (...

I know the pronunciation of the word in its traditional sense. Lately I’ve been researching fitness largely via online videos, and whenever someone refers to motion transforming rotation into back-and-...

In English language there are innumerable Acronyms, but what I don’t know is that when do we pronounce an acronym as one word and when as separate Letters? For Instance, UNICEF is pronounced /...

I am wondering how to pronounce "in that", where in that is a synonym for because. I have little understanding of reduction. Is it right to pronounce it /inə/?

I tried online voice synthesis and it sounds indistinguishable to my Russian ear: https://translate.google.com/#en/ru/quean%20vs%20queen How am I supposed to pick up the difference if the context in ...

As you know in American English if the "d" or "t" is between two vowels in a word or if it is at the end of a word after a vowel and before a word that starts with a vowel, it is pronounced as a flap ...

Ion /ˈaɪən $ ˈaɪən, ˈaɪɑːn/ (LDOCE Online) OR Ion UK ​ /ˈaɪ.ɒn/ US ​ /ˈaɪ.ɑːn/ (Cambridge Dictionary) Why does the pronunciation of these two words differ in these two sites?

To my Russian ear, it appears that both nozzle and nuzzle sound the same. Is it true? If no, what is the difference?

Why is height pronounced as hi, but weight is pronounced as wei? Someone suggest me a good book to learn such pronunciation rules in English so fast, not a huge book please.

My dictionary lists the pronunciation of corps as [kɔːʳ], [kɔrz]. So, I am wondering if native speakers really pronounce the s sound?

Is it "The case' closure" or "The case's closure"? How exactly do I pronounce it?

I'm Japanese clueless about the difference in between the sound of L and R in the most case. I thought I should just give up, but it's too much obstacle to just ignore. (It's painful to remember ...

I'm having a hard time understanding native speakers when they speak like these examples below. 1. It's a book (of) pictures. I know native speakers tend to pronounce of as a schwa sound, but ...

I had a hard time trying this. I have known that I should bite my tounge when I pronounce "th". This sometimes goes well with words like "thick". However, every time I try to say "those", Siri will ...

I am able to pronounce the r in pretty much the standard way, but I still feel the faintest discomfort, especially when there are many r sounds in a row. On the other hand the trilled r is very ...

Watch this video, 00:16 . How do you pronounce "need to"? /niːd tə/ or /neɪt/ I think the professor said something like /neɪt/ in that video. The sentence: You need to be aware of its difference ...

I'm trying to refine my spoken English from scratch, and one of the biggest issue for me are the pairs of vowels: tense /i/ and lax /I/. I really can't tell the difference between them. I know that /i/...

I "wanted" to ask you ...? /wɒn.tɪd/ , but sometimes I heard /ˈwɒnɪd/ or something like /ˈwɒnidt/ Are there any differences between them? For example, you can also see and hear these two sentences ...

f(x) = x2 Having heard this read only in Korean, I don’t know how to read it in English. What is the right English reading?

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