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This word has 3 syllables.

This word has 8 sounds:

  • Sound #1

    This sound is not very common in other languages but is very common in American English. Make sure that you aren't using another vowel sound, like when you say it. For more information, check out our post on the Top Vowel Changes You Should Make To Sound More American .
  • Sound #2

    This sound is a voiceless velar stop. It's pronounced in the back of your mouth and made by bunching the back of your tongue up against the velar palate in the back of your mouth in order to stop the air from flowing while your vocal cords are not vibrating.
  • Sound #3

    This sound is made by touching your tongue about a centimeter away from the back of your front teeth, and directing air through your nose. It's likely you are pronouncing this word similar to how a native speaker of American English would, since this sound is very common amongst the world's languages.
  • Sound #4

    This vowel is pronounced with lowered jaw, tongue held at the bottom and towards the back of the mouth, with mouth wide open as the vocal cords vibrate. This vowel is very common among the world's languages, so you're likely pronouncing it similarly to an American English speaker.
  • Sound #5

    This sound is made by raising the tip of your tongue up to the alveolar ridge, which is just behind the teeth, and letting the air flow around the sides of your tongue.
  • Sound #6

    Many speakers pronounce this sound like , with your lips spread apart, which is incorrect. Make sure you are pronouncing with lips at are close together, and the tip of your tongue close to the front of your mouth.
  • Sound #7

    This sound is made by touching your tongue about a centimeter away from the back of your front teeth to stop the air flow you are releasing while you are vibrating your vocal cords.
  • Sound #8

    This sound is made by raising the tip of your tongue up to the alveolar ridge, which is just behind the teeth, allowing air to flow through that space while your vocal cords are vibrating.
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