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In the previous lessons, we introduced you to some phrases you can use when in the United States and this is the last lesson of the series we dedicated to learning from people around you. Today, we are going to cover How do you read this?
This is a similar question to How do you pronounce this? which you learned in a previous lesson. The difference is that with How do you read this? you might be pointing at a phrase. So, once again, we have how do you as the question starter, and read this is what you'll say while pointing at the phrase. Once again that's How do you read this? If you are pointing at something, you can say, What does this word mean? We have what does for a question, then this word and point at the word. And finish the question with mean.
So all together, we have What does this word mean?
Finally, you might also say, What's another word for it? In this case, we have what's and then another word which is asking for a different word, and then you would say, for it? Meaning the word you're pointing at. So once again we have What's another word for it? They might give you a synonym for it. Hopefully one you know.
Okay, now to close out today's lesson, we'd like you to practice what you've just learned. I'll say the phrase or sentence, and why don't you try saying it out loud? Good luck everybody!
- How do you read this?
- What does this word mean?
- What's another word for it?
All right, that's going to do it for today! See you all soon!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Can you think of any English words that have tricky pronunciation?

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Monday at 05:58 PM
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Hi W. Petit,


Thank you for bringing this up. I will try to have this resolved for you. :)


Keep studying!

Adam


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W. Petit
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Hellow you!

In this lesson, number 36, the lesson transcript is uncompleted.

Thanks.

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Friday at 08:31 PM
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Dear Claudia!

It's fascinating and true! Sometimes, vowels in English are shortened and this can be due to an accent (regional) difference too. Have you checked out our pronunciation series?

Kind regards.

Gabriella

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Claudia
Sunday at 12:32 AM
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Yes, indeed !

The word "squirrel" is pretty hard to pronounce for a German speaker. :sweat_smile:


I also need to mention there are a huge amount of words which resemble each other but their pronunciation is different. For example:

- "tree" sounds like "bee" but "where have you been ?" ("been" sounds like "gin")

- "to chase" but "purchase"

- "though" but "cough"

- "beat" but "sweat"

- "afford" but "effort"

and so on and so on.


Enclosed a link to a difficult but funny video about English pronunciation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y51qdpA0WoA

When i watched this video, my first thought was: "Oh my god !"

(to be honest: i just thought: "Holy sh.. !") :open_mouth: :wink: