How to Pronounce Live vs Leave

How to Pronounce Live vs Leave

Why do the sounds in these words cause so much confusion – and embarrassment?! The difference between Live vs Leave is usually clear.  Live = inhabit. Leave = depart.  The hard part is in pronouncing these words correctly: Leave = leev Live = lihv or l’v  Most...
Say It Like a Native Speaker

Say It Like a Native Speaker

Delicious. Pronounced like: d’ LISH-us Here is a word to practice the “D” sound. DELICIOUS is spelled in a way that looks like you might pronounce it “dee-lee-see-yoos” – but it’s actually pronounced ‘d’LISH-us. • 1st syllable: d’ Make a quick “d-“ sound. The vowel...
Everyday Words Often Mispronounced

Everyday Words Often Mispronounced

In English, many words are spelled with 3 syllables but pronounced with only 2 syllables. “Different,” for example, is written with 3 syllables but it is not pronounced “diff-er-ent,” but “DIFF-rent.” The stress falls on the first syllable and the second is reduced....