Just like we use an when our noun starts with a vowel (the letters a, e, i, o, u) or starts with a vowel sound (e.g. the hour) there’s a special way to pronounce the article the with the same words.
You need to pronounce the letter e in the just like you read the letter E in the alphabet [i:].
Now, try to pronounce the and listen to yourself speaking.
Let’s look at a few examples:
Now, try to pronounce the same words yourself and listen to how you speak.
The words are:
- The apple
- The envelope
- The island
- The ocean
- The umbrella
I decided to make my next video about how to pronounce the th sound and I’d love to know how you pronounce it. Feel free to leave a comment with a short recording of your speech using vocaroo to share with us.
Who knows? I might even make a special tip for you in the video. 🙂