And now, our R. Tongue tip pulls back and up. So we have: Do you have a difficult word that you want to know how to pronounce correctly in English? Successful 14. Uhl. Hi students! Repeat out loud. It starts with R, EHas in Bed, and G. So tongue tip is pulled back and up to start, rrr, lips are flared, rrrr–eh–, then jaw drop, tongue tip goes down. So when they occur in the same word, it can be very challenging. Let’s practise these words together: 1) Listen to the word. Check out the 100 most often mispronounced words and phrases, along with the correct pronunciations of each word. Now, all we have to do is add the LY ending. Join Rachel's English Academy or buy Rachel's eBook, American English Pronunciation, to supercharge your conversational English. Thank you to everyone who has told us about words you find hard to pronounce. Uhl. One of the most difficult things non-French speakers all agree on when learning French is the pronunciation. Many people cannot pronounce the "r" sound in the English language. Okay, here we go. Feel where your tongue tip is and how it moves. The most difficult words to pronounce in the English language revealed – as well as the world’s favourite English tongue-twisters. Or for an L in the middle of the word when it starts a syllable like: believe or delight. It’s the play it, say it method. 1. 2. regularly. Play it, say it, ten times in a row. 7. Speak English more clearly & confidently! The letter A is harder to pronounce when it’s between R’s. As you listen and repeat over and over, something amazing happens. How does it feel? Our first word is choir, referring to a singing group – this one is tricky because the CH sounds like a K, and the O sounds more like an U. Let’s analyze two words that both have R and L in detail. You’ll learn the pronunciation of words containing R and L—two of the most difficult sounds in the English language. Temporarily. And for Dark L, we want that dark sound made with the back of the tongue. If you want, go back and play this part of the video again to get ten more times of hearing it and repeating it back exactly like you hear it. Bavarois 4. Ignominious 13. It is very important to focus on your R and L pronunciation, because mispronouncing these letters can cause problems with communication in English. "all hands on deck"). This is a stressed word so we want the voice to go up and then curve back down. Ten times, out loud, say it with me. Burger King [*Booh-guh King] Problem: B ur g er King – The IR Sound. Some people mistakenly pronounce this liberry, forgetting the BR in the middle. Instead, we say: FEB-you-er-y. You’re not focusing on what to do here, you’re focusing on what you hear and repeating it back exactly. So the word ‘class’ might be pronounced ‘crass’. For the Y, you move your tongue forward along the roof of the mouth. I’ve also noticed, some native speakers make it like this: ull, ull, where the tongue tip is pushing up on the bottom of the top front teeth. In my academy, I call it the play it, say it method. Earr, earr. Onomatopoeia 7. While the Spanish "R" utiliz… In april of 2015, a list was made of the top 10 hardest words to pronounce being: 1. They figure it out by repetition and in the end, they sound amazing. Another difficult 4-syllable word with R is regularly. To master the pronunciation, it’s best to break it up into parts: Just keep practicing, and eventually your tongue will master the pattern of these Rs and Ls! By Lisa Pronove on Sep 25, ... As you begin practicing pronouncing full words containing “R”, you will notice the corners of your mouth slightly drawing inwards and your tongue will remain unmoving in its place. Re– reg– back of the tongue lifts for the G, touches the soft palate, reg–, then we have Y consonant schwa. It begins the third syllable so it’s a light L, tongue tip up. Don’t stop to correct mistakes. Since the "r" sound is so important in the English language, learning to say it correctly can help prevent other speech problems. Whether you think it's 'rural' or 'fünfhundertfünfundfünfzig,' the most difficult word to pronounce is mostly relative to where you're sitting. It's easy to mispronounce words and phrases in English. 10 more words that are hard to pronounce video script. How To Pronounce The Most Difficult English Sounds Correctly. With only six letters, “dilate” really shouldn’t be one of the hard words to spell, but the way people usually pronounce it can throw spellers for a loop. It’s a great idea to stop on the R, to stop on the L, hold out the sound, and check your mouth position. Larl, larl, larl, larl. Your tongue might get mixed up between the two Rs and the L. So try saying just the “rur” part and then adding “al”. Munitie 7. Even English-speaking people hardly manage the correct pronunciation. It also contains, close together: the ‘r’ sound (pronounced in the back of your throat in ‘standard’ German, or as a rolled ‘r’ in other parts of Germany) the hard ‘ch’ When shopping, try buying a Kürbiskernbrötchen. This is a tasty pumpkin seed bread roll. Just as R’s in English are hard to pronounce for the Japanese natives, the ‘R’s in Japanese are hard to pronounce for those who learned English as the first language. You hear it again, you say it again and you don’t think too much about position, you definitely don’t correct yourself if you hear it’s not right, you just play it again and say it again, always moving forward. Each time, I’ll take a break that’s just long enough for you to repeat. 1. Rrrregulllarrrrllly. Hi!I was just a new reader of your website ma’am/sir.I appreciate the “50 difficult words to Pronounce” but I took it easy.I let it read unto my friends,and they say it was the hard to read for them.I really appreciate the words.I hope many children would read your website for them,to learn and help their vocubulary.Thank you. The /r/ can be prevocalic (comes before a vowel, “rabbit”), intervocalic (between two vowels, “cherry”) or postvocalic (after a vowel, “butter”). The word is long, though not by German standards. See you in the next video! This morning we asked our EnglishClub Facebook fans, tweeters, and chatters to tell us which English words are the most difficult to pronounce. Let’s do ‘regularly’. Light L. Uhl, uhl. Regulll–, Let’s try that again, just holding our L and R. Rrrr–regu-lll. For Brazilians, the “r” is one of the most difficult to pronounce sounds in English, and this is illustrated in Portuguese word “Hambúrguer,” which has become the default pronunciation for the word “Burger” in Burger King. Hard to make it's hard to pronounce and the letter, R is really difficult because different people in different places who speak different types of English pronounce the letter R differently. Okay, we’ve taken a look at the specific way we make Light L, Dark L, and R. As you’ve heard and seen, each of these sounds has a very distinct mouth position. One of our Spanish followers, Monica, chose ‘murderer’ as one of the most difficult words to pronounce because of the multiple ‘r’ sounds. The Light L is used when the L is beginning a word, like: light or love. It’s not made in the front or the back, but the middle. In this video, you’ll have the opportunity to practice difficult to pronounce English words with R and L sounds. Hello everyone. Ccllleearrrrllllyy. Now, let’s hold out the L and the R. Clllearrrr. ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION Difficult words to pronounce in English Read aloud the words on side A of the flashcard. If you want to continue learning pronunciation and practicing with me, come check out my pronunciation and shadowing courses – I think you’ll really enjoy them. The /r/ phoneme is even more complicated because the pronunciation depends on where the sound falls in a word. Whereas in Spanish ‘r’s are alveolar (rolled), the ‘r’ that's repeated in murderer is a lot softer and a lot harder to say. So all together it’s like “KWI-er.”, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R3.mp3 Isthmus 10. The letters R and L can be very difficult for some English learners to pronounce. Check out the 100 most often mispronounced words and phrases, along with the correct pronunciations of each word. Uil 5. And finally, the tongue tip comes back down for a quick unstressed E, ly, ly, ly, ly. The sounds R and L are difficult for most non-native speakers when they occur in words on their own. It’s actually due to the fact that Mandarin (Chinese) words can have an “r” sound in the beginning of a word, but not in the middle or end of a word. We still have one more R and one more L. From the light L, the tongue pulls right back into the R. Lar– lllarr– Don’t try to make a vowel in there, the schwa is absorbed by the R. Let’s practice that transition by holding out L and R. Lllarr— lllarrr–. In this video, we’ll be working on finding more clarity for these sounds. This word, both in English and in French, always seem to end up on “hard to pronounce” lists for beginners. When making the "L" sound (|l|) you need to briefly touch your tongue to the bottom of your top two front teeth and then let the tongue linger outside the mouth for a moment. Quinoa 6. And your mouth makes subtle adjustments that makes you sound more native. The é in this word is the easiest part – it’s like a long English A (like in the word bay). The prevocalic /r/ is the only case where /r/ is considered a consonant. Today, you’re going to study some really hard to pronounce words in American English. It seems that both languages have a plethora of difficult words to pronounce. Colonel 2. That’s it and thanks so much for using Rachel’s English. It starts with R, EHas in Bed, and G. So tongue tip is pulled back and up to start, rrr, lips are flared, rrrr–eh–, then jaw drop, tongue tip goes down. The month of February looks similar, but most people actually do NOT pronounce the R after the B. You play it on the audio file and you say it out loud. 4. “L” is one of the easier letters to perfect because it sounds the same when it appears at the beginning of a word as well as within in one. Estadística (Statistics) The English "R" is notably different from its Spanish counterpart. I couldn’t hear you but I bet after the tenth time, you are sounding pretty good. Don't feel bad if you've been mispronouncing some of these tricky words. I’m Vicki and I’m British. I’m going to explain them and help you pronounce them correctly. Regyy–, For the G, the back of the tongue is lifted, touching he soft palate. But let’s start by going over the basic differences in the mouth movements for Light L, Dark L, and R sounds. The “aw” in the middle actually sounds more like an “o”, Try saying it really slowly: ddddrrrraaawwweeerrr, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R4.mp3 it comes before. Repeat out out with me. Tongue tip comes up again for the light L. Llllly. A living language like English evolves and thrives precisely because it is spoken every day. We’ll do one more word together. Defibrilleren 3. https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R2.mp3 I’ll watch them use play it, say it and I don’t even tell them what to fix. Clearly. Squirrel 12. Rrr, rrr. Synecdoche 19. Another amazing technique that works well after you’ve really studied the position is just to use pure repetition. The “r-d” combination in Spanish is a really difficult move for the tongue—almost like quick tongue acrobatics. Finally we have the word temperature. An examples is the words ‘cost’ and ‘most’. Rural. Now, we have an L again and it’s the beginning of the syllable again so it’s a Light L so the tongue tip comes back up for the Light L. Uhll, uhll, uhll. Let’s do ‘regularly’. Another hard-to-pronounce word that refers to a hard-to-explain figure of speech, synecdoche refers to using a part of something to refer to a whole (e.g. Light and dark. Clearly. For a foreigner, that would be all words with a ’ch’, ’g’, ‘ei’, ‘ui’, ‘ij’. Sixth 15. Kl, kl, klllii— then the tongue tip comes down for the EE vowel, kli, kli. You start to become an amazing imitator. Brötchen: bread roll r – Move your tongue further to the back of your throat, and make a sound as if you are gargling water (or you’re Homer Simpson thinking about donuts). First, let’s talk about 2 L sounds. Yeah, that was great. https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R1.mp3, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R2.mp3, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R3.mp3, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R4.mp3, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R5.mp3, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R6.mp3, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R7.mp3, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R8.mp3, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R9.mp3, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R10.mp3. Don’t think too much about what you’re doing. This isn’t due to a rhotacism, however. Just keep practicing, and eventually your tongue will master the pattern of these Rs and Ls! Play it, say it, back and forth over and over. Words with Rs and Ls. It’s a common mistake when pronouncing this vowel. Vocal R appears at the end of the word or the syllable, like in the following words: Mutter, Vater, hier, der, lernen, Eltern, Lehrer. Now, we’re going to look at many words with Rs and Ls that students find really tricky like: rarely and culturally. And finally, the word ‘clearly’. Regyyi– reggyy–, Now, an L.It’s in the middle of the word. Let's get our tongues involved! Just move the tongue. So make the K by lifting the back of the tongue, kkk, then as you release it, lift your tongue tip. You’ll often hear French learners grumbling about: how to pronounce the letter u’s and the r’s, how to let the French words roll off the tongue without sounding funny, and Uhl. I think the JOOL-ry pronunciation is easier and makes more sense, so let’s work on that: https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R7.mp3 It's easy to mispronounce words and phrases in English. Turn the flashcard over and listen to the audio on side B. https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R10.mp3 Now, for the R sound. https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R1.mp3. Your mouth needs to remain slightly open in order to accommodate the tongue sticking out. Let’s start with just the first two syllables: Now the -ature part actually just sounds like “chur” in fast spoken English. You’ve learned in this video how to break down difficult words and sounds and put all words back together. 10 more words that are hard to pronounce video script. This method is amazing. Re– reg– back of the tongue lifts for the G, touches the soft palate, reg–, then we have Y consonant schwa. Pronunciation of the phoneme /r/ in the English language has many variations in different dialects Variations. This leads them to have issues in their phonotactics and creates an inability to pronounce the English “R” in the middle of words. The joo-ler-y pronunciation seems contrary to the spelling, but you will sometimes hear it. When people focus on the tip, they forget the back. Llllarrrlllyy—  Llllarrrlllyy— You don’t have to move your jaw very much. The Dark L is used when the L ends the word like: feel or mail. I’m Vicki and I’m British. Double Or Diphthong Vowels: Words with the diphthing vowel / oʊ / are often commonly mispronounced by non-native English speakers. You don’t need to lift your tongue tip up to make this dark sound and in fact, native speakers don’t lift their tongue tip except in a few cases. Click here to see the video. Anemone 9. We’ll do it again, holding out all Rs and Ls. I’m going to suggest that you go to Forvo.com, find a native speaker that you like and use the play it, say it method yourself. If so, tell me about it, and I’ll add it to my list for future videos! More of an R sound, by accident. If not, practice repeating the correct pronunciation as shown in the audio. And we’re back with another 10 words that are hard to pronounce in British and American English. Next there’s the word jewelry – and what’s crazy about this word is that some people pronounce it with three syllables, like JOO-ler-y, and others say it more like JOOL-ry with two syllables. You hear something, you say it out loud. Depending on dialect, /r/ has at least the following allophones ... but many American English speakers simply bunch the body of the tongue up so that it is hard to say where the articulation is". 4. YouTube blocked? Ready? Another hard-to-pronounce word that refers to a hard-to-explain figure of speech, synecdoche refers to using a part of something to refer to a whole (e.g. TIP: Put your effort into the first syllable and that difficult “r,” then let the “d” be softer, and the “de” half of the word like an afterthought. Try this with me now. The double ‘l’ sound is like a ‘y’ in English, which ‘ear’ encapsulates, but you can also think of it as a drawn out ‘y’. Many people cannot pronounce the "r" sound in the English language. I’m going to say the word ten times in a row. Otorhinolaryngologist 11. With this word, you want to pay extra attention to its final syllables; you need to use a "k" sound, rather than a "ch" sound like the spelling might lead you to believe. You’ll get an English pronunciation lesson for advanced students in this video. Before we get started, I’d like to invite you to check out my courses called American English Pronunciation and Shadowing with Shayna. Normally, you would pronounce both the “s” and the “r.” But, for a Thai, the correct pronunciation would be see-ROTCH-ah. I have videos that contrast R and L, a great place to start if these two confuse you. The Dark L can be made with just the back part of the tongue pulling back and pressing down a little bit. Thank you to everyone who has told us about words you find hard to pronounce. While foreigners can’t pronounce Russian ‘R’, Russians just can’t break their tongue to reproduce the English ‘R’, because of their hard accents. Let your body make adjustments by focusing only on repeating back just exactly what you hear. You’d have to come up with a new list. And now, slowly, a few times. But the correct pronunciation is: LI-brer-y, https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R8.mp3 Say "La la la", make sure your tongue tip touches the upper teeth. Here are some of the hard-to-pronounce words. It is a common issue with children learning to speak, and also affects many adults; in fact, many speech therapists say that the "r" sound is the hardest to correct. #19: Dilate. When students lift the tongue tip in the Dark L, it tends to destroy the dark sound and it ends up sounding more like a Light L instead. Now, you can take long, intimidating words and make them sound really natural with just a little bit of practice. Consonantal R or “the real German R” is the more difficult … Clearly. Clear. How to pronounce “temperature” You did it. And I’m Jay and I’m American. Does it come before or after the vowel in the syllable? Rural 17. It is a common issue with children learning to speak, and also affects many adults; in fact, many speech therapists say that the "r" sound is the hardest to correct. https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R5.mp3 Rachel's online school is OPEN! Woooh, okay. Aluminium 6. To master the pronunciation, it’s best to break it up into parts: REG – you – lar – ly. Temperature 20. On the other hand, some words are so commonly mispronounced that the "correct" pronunciation sounds downright strange. And I’m Jay and I’m American. Remember, practice makes perfect! It’s Shayna, your teacher from EspressoEnglish.net and today we’re going to practice pronouncing some difficult English words that feature the letter R. The letter R may be pronounced differently in your native language, but in English it sounds like R. Let’s warm up by practicing some simple words with the R sound: I’ve seen this happen over and over with students. Mixing these two letters up can change the meaning of the word … This can be because this vowel doesn’t exist in their first language or it can be because they haven’t realised that the word should have the double vowel / oʊ / from the spelling of the word. Sriracha /sɪˈrɑːtʃə/ It’s a very spicy Thai sauce quite common in the UK. For in-depth descriptions of these sounds, you can visit the specific sound videos, I’ll link to some of these important videos at the end of this video. Then I have a video on L and a video on R. These go over the exact position of these sounds with illustrations. Now, let’s do the whole word in slow motion a few times: regularly, regularly, regularly. Another difficult 4-syllable word with R is regularly. This only works if you’re repeating out loud so if you’re watching this video by now, I hope you’re still repeating out loud. Mischievous 4. "all hands on deck"). Next we have library. Silent or vocalic R. I call this sound “an easy R” because you don’t need to work hard to pronounce it, as you almost can’t hear it. Let’s link now to those videos I told you about . Another word with two Rs and an L is rarely. in some words, so let's get right into it and talk about the letter R now in American English. These courses will help you learn to pronounce English words and sentences more clearly and naturally. 20 Most Difficult Words to Pronounce in the English Language. Difficult to Pronounce Filipino Words Posted on July 25, 2016 July 26, 2016 by getgreg Tagged collab , filipino , pronounce , tagalog , video Pinagpinamamagaspasan Temporarily. And pulls down for the EE vowel. The position is completely different. Clearly. We’ll talk about why these words are tricky, go over ‘regularly’ and ‘clearly’, and practice lots of other similar words together. This is the third and final part of our 3-part series on the North American pronunciation of R. We wanted to use this last installment of the series to address some of the tricky R words that students have problems or concerns about. Be sure to check them out. Mixing these two letters up can change the meaning of the word you are trying to say. It is very important to focus on your R and L pronunciation, because mispronouncing these letters can cause problems with communication in English. ). The initial D sounds like a J, and we have two R sounds. Those wouldn’t be your most challenging words anymore. Again, let’s first say “rare” and then add “ly”: https://www.espressoenglish.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/difficult-R6.mp3 To do this, we’ll be focusing on multi-syllable words, that include both R and L sounds. Both Ls are light Ls because they come before the vowel and the syllable. Notice the shape of stress. Can you imagine if you did this everyday with your most challenging words for one or two weeks? With this word, you want to pay extra attention to its final syllables; you need to use a "k" sound, rather than a "ch" sound like the spelling might lead you to believe. OK, now let’s move on to some of our more difficult words! Check if your initial pronunciation was correct. Slide tongue tip along the palate and towards the back. Draught 5. Specific 18. Many English learners say that these are some of the most difficult English words to pronounce correctly. And we’re back with another 10 words that are hard to pronounce in British and American English. It pulls back for the R and goes right back up. The letters R and L can be very difficult for some English learners to pronounce. Meteorologisch 2. Keep on practicing and with time, you will be able to pronounce these difficult R words well. Uhl. If you’ve followed this guide from the beginning, this word should be a piece of cake! Yeah, that was great. Let’s do this whole word, holding out our Rs and our Ls. For japanese speakers and others, it’s common to mix up or switch the R and L sounds. Let’s nip that in the bud now. So, what makes these words difficult? Uhl, uhl. Listen and look at the phonetics: rural /ˈrʊərəl/ brewery /ˈbrʊəri/ The combination of /r/ with the /ʊə/ vowel sound is the problem here. Next we have an everyday object in the house, and that is a drawer. Round and protrude your lips while keeping them closed. Ccllleearrrrllllyy. REG-you-lar-ly. If not, break it up into parts, keep going slowly, practice just individual sounds, then go back and do the word, holding out those tricky sounds. Rr– rr– crass. [o]: Probably you pronounce it as a diphthong. I’ll do each word ten times. Clearly. Pronounced: mer-der-rer. 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