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That's a great question. The pronunciation would really depend on where you're from. For example, many Americans will pronounce it the way you said (the first T as a /d/ sound), which is a Flap T sound. British, on the other hand, would say it as a T sound, as well as reduce it to sound like 3 syllables (lit - truh - cher). Hope this helps! 😃
Hi Andrea. Thanks for your comment. That's a great suggestion. Here's a live-lesson we did a while back on -ed endings. Perhaps you'll find it useful. 😊
How to Pronounce -ed Endings: https://youtu.be/39gthPv9iSg
Hi Natalia. Thanks for your comment. That's a great question. It really depends on your level. For beginners, I think translating is normal for learning specific words and trying to understand them (train/cat/blue). These are words in which people can get definite pictures. As learners progress, we recommend they stop translating into their native language and only learn the meaning of words in English. This greatly helps with people's ability to remember the words as well as using the words in the correct context. The problem is that once learners begin translating, many will continue doing this as their skills improve. And instead of translating being a benefit at a beginner level, it starts to become a detriment at intermediate and advanced levels. Hope this information helps! 😊
Plz make a long video about unreleased consonants at the end of a word like cap cab cat but dog big kick pick and how to distinguish between p and b as they are unreleased at the end of the word like in cap cab and plz give me alot of examples
The squirrel in Chinese is 松鼠 “song shu" I saw several squirrels in the park this morning. 😆
Some words that's difficult for me to pronounce are the words with "ology" such as biology and physiology etc.
Squirrel in Arabic is "Sinjaab"!!
I pronounce most of the words that you talked about in this lesson correctly except temperature, I used to pronounce them all wrong but thankfully I fixed it, but there are a lot of words that are difficult to me to pronounce but I don't remember them now, Thank you for this great video and keep up the good work!!
Thanks for your comment. I'm originally from Romania but spent the second half of my life in the US. For more on my story, you can check out this lesson below. 😊
How I Became Fluent & You Can Too: https://youtu.be/BJM8hRuBqv4
Thanks so much for sharing with us Gisele. Yes, the IPA can be challenging to learn. That's why we try to use phonetic spelling, even though it's not perfect. Hopefully it's a little easier for everyone to sound out. Have a great day! 😃
You want long words, take German. Bewerbungsgespräch? The English word for it isn't as long even with the space between the two words: Job interview. There are lots of other words like that in German but I'm so exhausted from learning every day for 6 months I can recall no others. Then this German woman does a video on what the German weekdays should really be called and all of them were 30 letters long. I lost all cohesion. I couldn't even Like the video like I usually do. I don't like to Dislike videos but I did this time.
Das Eichhörnchen (squirrel) isn't cute IMO. It's another long word but not as bad as Tscherchische, which is some kind of nationality but I forget which one. I think for people from Czech Republic.
Thanks for your comment LY Nguyen. That's a great question. In the near future, we plan to publish a Q&A video and talk a bit more about ourselves. But we're both English teacher. We teach online for a company out of China, but we hope to keep growing Interactive English and turn it into a school at some point. 😀👍
Thanx again for this funny and usefull video.
I think "Phenomenon" is funny ,specially when U pronounced it cutely.
Aaaaannnnnd the sentences that was made by Phenomenon is more challenging than itselfe.(The Aurora borealis an amazing phenomenon).
Aurora & Borealis, I think they are hard; especially when they come together with phenomenon.😟
Hi Ioana. Thanks for your comment. That's a great question. Here's the phonetic spelling for "Literally." [lit - er - uh - lee] I do think Americans & British pronounce it slightly different. For example, Americans tend to use a flap T, which sounds more like a /d/. So it would sound like [lid - er - uh - lee]. 😃👍
@Interactive English, Thanks for the lesson!!!👍👏
I used to mispronounce almost all the words but "SPECIFIC".
But after watching this video, I don't think I'll repeat the mistake.😀
In my native language we call squirrel as "CHAANI".