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Hi, mate! thank you for observation about my learning!!
Well, pronunciation for me is very hard because i speaking different than reading.
The best way of learning is to listen over and over!.
For example, whem you were talking, i figure out better. the second problem is the american speaker speak fast, but i fell more confidence after two years of lerning though!
squirrel in portuguese is ESQUILO.
I hope soon make small talk with someone native in english!!
I love english and i appreciate the american people!
hi, teacher are the best of the best teacher i love your videos but what i would like more is your great videos with english subtitule .congratulation dear teacher , hugs/greeting and kissing from argentina !!!!!!
Hi Nicolas. Thanks so much for your comment. We're so glad that you like our lessons & find them useful. Most of our lessons should have both English & Spanish subtitles. The only lessons without subtitles are the live-lessons because they're so long. Hope this helps! Have a wonderful day. ❤
Thanks for your comment Tran. We'll keep that in mind for future pronunciation lessons. We've found that many learners do not know the IPA, so we've been using phonetic spelling instead. Hope you have a great day! 😊
hi guys !!
Really, the english is very easy to learn at the same time that is hard because of pronunciation!
By the way, I'm going to tell you that my idiom, in this case, we pronounse what we're speaking literally.
It means that it is easy and fast to learn, you know?
I use twice time to speak your language than you at the same time that if you decide to speak my language!
Now, if you learn the grammar from Portuguese, this time, you'll taking time bigger than me, because the verb tense is bigger too !!
While in english you have 3 tenses, we have in Portuguese 3 tenses also, beyond simple tense and composed tenses.
Curiosly, in my portuguese, the adjective comes before the subject so different from english!
That's it, my friends, my grammar is really really hard to learn literaly !!
But, by compansation, you speak more fast!
My conclusion after restart my studies is that you only to learn english or another languange if you listenning over and over...!
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".