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Inthisvideoseries,youwilllearnhowto pronouncethe100mostcommonwordsinAmericanEnglish.

IgotthisideawhenIsawacoupleofother videosonthistopic,andIwashorrifiedatwhatIsaw.

Inthosevideos,peoplewereteachingthe fullpronunciationofthesewords,like:THAT,

HAVE,TO.

Somanyofthe100mostcommonwordsarefunction wordsandtheyreduce.

Itiscompletelyunnaturaltofullypronounce eachwordinAmericanEnglish.

LetmeshowyouwhatImean.

Thissentenceisfourwords,andeachone ofthesewordsisinthe100mostcommonwordslist.

Thisisforwork.

That’sthefullpronunciationofeachof thosewords.

Andifthat’sallyoulearnaboutthepronunciation, thenthisishowyouwouldpronouncethat

sentence:Thisisforwork.

Thisisforwork.

Well,Idon’twantanyofmystudentsthinking thatthatisthecorrectwaytopronouncethatsentence.

It’snot.

It’snotnatural.

Thisisforwork.

Thisisforwork.

Isandforarenotfullypronounced.

RhythminAmericanEnglishisextremelyimportant forcapturingthecharacterofthelanguage:

forunderstandingAmericanswhentheyspeak, andforsoundingnaturalandbeingeasily

understoodwhenyouspeak.

Somesyllablesarelong,andsomearevery veryshort.

ThiscontrastistherhythmofAmericanEnglish.

Inordertomakethoseshortsyllablesreally short,somewordsinAmericanEnglish,some

ofthemostcommonwords,reduce.

Thismeansasoundchangesorisdropped.

AndeverybodystudyingEnglishshouldknow these.

Let’stakeoursentenceagainandtalkabout therealpronunciationofit.

Thisisforwork.

Twowordsarelonger.

This.

Work.

Andtwowordsareshorter.

Is,for.

Thisisforwork.

Thisisforwork.

Soit'snotizbutis.

Andit'snotforbutfer.

Thisisforwork.

Rhythmiccontrast.

Soaswegothroughthe100mostcommonwords inAmericanEnglishhere,we’regoingto

talkaboutrhythmandreductionsatthesame time,tomakesurethatyou’relearning

thecorrectpronunciation,notthefullpronunciation, whichisrarelyusedinmostfunctionwords.

Okay,let’sstartatthebeginning.

ThenumberonemostcommonwordisTHE.

Inthesentenceitwillbecomethe,the.

Veryfastwithaschwa.

Thisiswhenthenextwordbeginswithaconsonant.

Forexample,“themost”,the,themost.

It'susuallypronouncedwiththeEEvowel, the,the,the.

Ifthenextwordbeginswithavowelordiphthong, forexample,“theother”,the,the,the.

Themostimportantthingaboutthepronunciation ofthiswordisthatitshouldbesaidveryquickly.

Thecat.

ItshouldneverbeTHECAT,THECAT.

Always‘thecat’.

The,the,theveryfast.

Thenextwordis‘be’,andIassumethis meanstheverbTOBE,conjugated.

Iam,youare,heis,sheis,itis,weare, theyare.

Theimportantthingtoknowaboutthesepronunciations isthattheywillalmostalwaysbesaidin

acontraction,‘Iam’becomesI’m,I'm, I'm.

Saidveryquickly,I’m.

Sometimesyou’llevenhearasjust.

theMsound:M’sorry.

M’sorry,mm,mm,mm.

Thisisanaturalpronunciation.

YOUARE,you’re,reducesto‘you’re’.

Superfast.

basicallynovowel.

You're,you're.

You’regonnabeokay.

You’re,you're.

Veryfast.

HEISbecomes‘he’s’.He's.

SHEISisshe’s.

She's.

ITIS,it’s,it’s,it’s.

Sometimeswereducethisevenfurtherwechange asound,wedroppedthevowel.

Wesayjust‘ts’.

Ts,ts.‘tscool!‘tsawesome!

Ts.

Haveyoueverheardthat?

‘Tscool.

‘Tsraining.

It'sacommonreduction.

WEARE,we’re,becomes‘we’re’.

We’rerunninglate.

‘we’re’,‘we’re’.

Veryfast.

THEYARE,they’rebecomes‘they’re’.

Veryfast,thevowelchanges,they’re.

They’reokay.

They’re,they’re.

Wordnumberthree:to.

Almostneverpronouncedthisway,to.

Weuseareduction:thevowelchangestothe schwa.

To,to,saidveryquickly.

Andsometimes,thetrueTatthebeginning changestomoreofaDsound,oraFlapT.

“Let’sgotothebeach.”

Gotothe.

Goto.

Goto.

Howis‘to’beingpronouncethere?to to,goto.

Aflapofthetongue,andtheschwa.

Saidveryquickly.

Goto.

Gotothebeach.

It’snothinglikeTO,isit?

OF.

Again,wedon’tfullypronouncethisword.

It’snotOF,it’sof.

Schwa,verylightV,saidveryquickly.

Andactually,you’lloftenhearthisword withoutthe‘v’.

Thenit’sjusttheschwa,andwepronounce itthiswayallthetimeinthephrases‘kind

of’and‘sortof’.

kinda,sorta.

Forexample,I’mkindatired.

Kinda.

Kinda,uh,uh,uh.

Schwa,veryfast.

Kinda.

Ok,we’reonlyfourwordsin,butlet’s review.

I’mgoingtoputupasentence.

Lookatit,findthereduction,andthensay thesentencewiththereduction.

Saythereductionveryquickly.

Here'sonesentence:

IamrememberbecomesI'm.

Howquicklydidyoumakethatfirstword?

I'mrunninglate.I'mrunninglate.TryitasjusttheMsound.

Mmm,mmm.

M'running,M'running.

M’runninglate.

Sorryguys,I’mrunninglate.

Sonatural.

WhenyoulearnthereductionsinAmerican English,andyoustarttoreallyusethem

inyourspeech,yougainanativefeeling.

Also,understandingAmericansbecomeseasier becauseyoucanstarttoidentifythereductions.

Onemoreforyoutotryoutloudnow:Iwant youtotryreducingtheword‘to’.

Lookatit,thinkaboutit,nowtryitout loud.

“Iknowhowtodoit.”

Howto,howto,howto.

I’mmakingthattheFlapTandtheschwa.

Areyou?

Tryitagain.

Howto,Iknowhowtodoit.

Alright,we’llkeepgoingwithnumber5: AND.

And.

Anotherwordthatwerarelyfullypronounce.

Thereareacoupleofdifferentwaystoreduce this.

We’llstartwiththefullpronunciation, andwe’llreducefromthere.

AAvowelfollowedbyNconsonant:thetongue isliftedinthebackforAA,Aaaa.

ThenrelaxesbeforetheN.Aa-uh,aa-uh,aa-uh.

Soit’snotapureAAsound.

Aa-uh,aa-uh.

And,and,and,and,and.

FirstreductionisjustdroppingtheD.“An’, An’andIthinkitwillbeokay.”

An,An'I,An’I.

NoD,justtheNintothenextword.

An'Ithinkitwillbeokay.

Anotherreduction,morecommon,istojust saytheNsound,“N’.

N'Ithinkitwillbeokay.”

N’,N',juststraightfromtheNintothe nextword.

N'I,N'Ithinkitwillbeokay.

Cookiesandcream,saltandpepper,black andwhite,upanddown,leftandright.

Allofthese,I’mjustmakingaquickN sound,linkingthetwootherwords.

Upanddown.

Number6.

Okay,we’reactuallygoingtodo6and32 together,becausethey’rerelated.

They'rethearticlesAandAN.

Now,wedon’tsayAandAN.

Wesay‘a’and‘an’.

Schwa.

Veryfast,verylittlemovementforthemouth.

A,a,acoffee.

A,aorAn,anexample.

An,an.

A,an.

Number7.

IN.

Wedon’tdroporchangeasoundhere.

Wedon’treduce.

Butitisstillunstressed.

Thismeanitshouldbereallyshort,less clear.

Insteadofsaying‘IN’,wewouldsay‘in’.

“He’sinlove.”

In,in.

“She’sinahurry”.

In,in,in.

Sobecareful.

It’snotIN.

Thatsoundsstressed.

It’s‘in’.

Number8:THAT.

YouknowwhatIrealize?

Ialreadyhaveavideoforalotofthese reductions.

IhaveavideoonthepronunciationofTHAT andhowwereallypronounceitinasentence.

SoI’llgiveabriefdescriptionhere,but I’llalsolinktothatandotherrelated

reductionvideosinthevideodescription.

THATisawordthatcanbeusedlotsofdifferent waysinAmericanEnglish.

Andinsomecases,inmanycases,wereduce thevowelfromAAtotheschwa,uh.

SoTHATbecomes‘that’.

NowtheendingT:thepronunciationofthat sounddependsonthebeginningofthenext

word.

Ifthenextwordbeginswithavowelordiphthong, it’saFlapT:ThatI,dd,dthatI.

Ifthenextwordbeginswithaconsonant, thenit’saStopT.Thatshe.

That,thatThatshe.

Iknow,it’salittleconfusing.

CheckoutmyvideoonthewordTHATfora longerexplanationandmoreexamples.

Butjustnotethatweoftendon'tpronounce thisword,that.

Weoftenreduceitsoithastheschwathat.

Number9:theverbHAVE.

Justliketheverb‘be’,thiswilloften beusedasacontractioninspokenEnglish,

whichisalreadyareduction.

We’realreadychangingsoundsforthat: IHAVEbecomesI’ve,I’veI’veI’ve

I’ve.

“I’vebeenwantingtoseethat.”

I’veI’ve.

YOUHAVEbecomes‘you’ve.’

HEHASbecomes‘he’s’.

He'she's.

You’veyou’ve.

He’sbeenwaiting.

He's.

Here’ssomethinginteresting:thepronunciation oftheHAScontraction.

With‘he’and‘she’,it’spronounced asaZ.Hiz.

Hizbeen,hizbeen.

ButwithShesshizshiz.

Butwithit,its,it’sbeenraining,then it’sanSsound.

It's.

He’s,Zit’s,SsS.WEHAVEbecomes‘we’ve’, we’ve’we’ve’andTHEYHAVEbecomes

‘they’ve’whichsoundslikedeivwhen it'sunstressed.

Number10:thepronounI.

Usuallysaidveryquickly,it’snot“I” but“I”.

Ithinkso.

I,I,I.Ithink,I.

Ifyou’respeakingreallyquickly,youcan maybegetawaywithsomethingmorelike‘aa’

than‘I’.

Ithinkso.

Aaaaaa.

Ithinkso.

Whenit’ssaidsoquickly,youcan’treally tellifI’mdoingthefulldiphthongIor

not.

Wow.

Okay,wejustdidthetenmostcommonwords inEnglish,andnoneofthemarefullypronounced.

They’reallwordsthatareunstressedor reduced.

Interesting.

Keepyoureyesout,that’sanidiomthat meanstolookforsomething.

We'dexpecttoitwillbecominginthefuture.

Sokeepyoureyesoutforfuturevideosin thisserieswherewe'llgoovertherest

ofthewordsinthislist.

Here'splaylist,andasIcreatethenewvideos, Iwilladdthemthere.

Whenwillwefindourfirststressedword inthe100mostcommonwordsofAmericanEnglish?

We'llhavetofindout.

That’sit,andthankssomuchforusing Rachel’sEnglish.

美式英语口语最常用10个单词发音技巧。(English Words – The Top 10 – Pronunciation Guide)

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