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  • In this American English pronunciation video,

  • we're going to go over

  • the pronunciation of the phrase,

  • 'we'll see'.

  • This is part of a sentence studies series,

  • where we look at a short common phrase,

  • and discuss its pronunciation.

  • We use this phrase to show uncertainty,

  • something to be decided in the future.

  • For example,

  • >> Are you going out of town for Christmas?

  • >> I'm not sure, we'll see.

  • The stressed word here is the verb SEE,

  • we'll see, da-DA, da-Da, we'll see.

  • That means it should have the shape

  • of stress in it, a slight curve up,

  • and then a falling off of the voice:

  • we'll see, seeee, seee, see, see. We'll see.

  • I'm reducing the contraction "we will" a lot.

  • I'm not saying WHEEL, I'm saying WULL.

  • It's basically two sounds, the W,

  • and the dark part of the dark L.

  • To start, the lips are in a tight circle,

  • and I'm sort of holding, then,

  • releasing the air in my throat.

  • www, www, www, www, wull.

  • Then we have the dark sound.

  • My lips will relax out of the circle.

  • Wull, wull.

  • My tongue tip, which was touching the back of

  • the bottom front teeth for the W, stays there.

  • The back part of the tongue

  • stretches back a bit, making that dark sound.

  • We'll, we'll, we'll.

  • For the S, my teeth come together, and the

  • corners of the lips might pull a little wide.

  • We'll sss, sss.

  • The tongue tip still hasn't moved,

  • touching the back of the bottom front teeth.

  • It presses there for the S.

  • We'll sss, we'll see.

  • Finally the EE vowel.

  • Tongue tip stays where it is,

  • the teeth part a bit,

  • and the front part of the tongue

  • reaches towards the roof of the mouth.

  • See, see. We'll see, we'll see.

  • And now let's look at the phrase,

  • up, close, and in slow motion.

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  • Rachel's English.

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How to Pronounce WE'll SEE -- American English

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