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  • hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question today's

  • question is how do I pronounce the word actually and actually means in fact or

  • really let's go ahead and take a look at this word so here is the word actually

  • you have many options for how to pronounce this word and you know what I

  • always say pronunciation is about being understood

  • it's not about being perfect and that's really what I want to help people to do

  • is to be understood and not frustrated this one might frustrate you because you

  • have four options for how to say this word alright so we're gonna do a four

  • syllable option and a three syllable option I'm

  • gonna do an SH option and a CH option and this will all make more sense once I

  • get into this okay good news we are actually going to start these words

  • exactly the same so we're going to start with AK and to do this what you're going

  • to do is open your mouth wide for that ah sound your mouth is in a wide circle and

  • your tongue tip will be low in your mouth with the back pulled up and then

  • we're going to move to that K sound and to say that sound air puffs out of your mouth

  • and the tip of your tongue is down and the back of your tongue is pulled up ack

  • ack ack now here's where it gets to be a little confusing you can say chew or shoe

  • what's the difference you can say the CH sound ch and to do that you're going to

  • touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth and then you're

  • going to pull your tongue back to the middle of your mouth ch ch

  • and then we're gonna end with that ew sound which is made with puckered lips

  • and that vowel is long now we have the same vowel in the word shoe but I wrote

  • the word out here so you can actually have something to remember it by which

  • is because this is how we actually spell the word shoe so to say the SH sound you

  • are going to just round your lips the tip of your tongue

  • is not touching your teeth and the air will move out of your mouth

  • Shh shoe and they're gonna end with that ew vowel again with a pucker so the

  • difference here is AK chew and AK shoe so those are your two choices for the

  • beginning of the word now for the ending you have two choices again you can say

  • Ally or just Lee i it's up to you so if you want to add that uh that's the schwa

  • sound just open your mouth relax lips tongue is just hanging out in your mouth

  • there very short and then the last level here is Lee and to do this you're

  • going to touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth and

  • then pull it down as you smile to say e you're probably smiling because you're

  • happy this is finished so we have a LEE or Lee

  • alright so bear with me I'm going to try to do all of these versions for you so

  • one we have actually actually actually or you can say actually actually

  • actually or we going to do the three syllable version actually actually

  • actually and then the three syllables and with the shoe actually actually

  • actually so again four syllables actually actually and then three

  • syllables actually actually I hope you found this actually to be very easy give

  • it a try I know people are going to notice the difference if you found it

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hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question today's

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How to Pronounce ACTUALLY - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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