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  • hi there jennifer from tarle speech with your  pronunciation question our question today  

  • is how do i pronounce the word curious  which is eager for knowledge or strange  

  • here is our word curious so we're gonna have  a few options here most of the time i say  

  • curious and to do this we're going to have  three syllables and let's start with the  

  • endings because that's the easiest we are going  to have the middle syllable e long e smile and  

  • then us to do that relaxed mouth and then the  s sound tip of the tongue is down or behind the  

  • top front teeth air just moves out yes yes yes  easy breezy now what about the beginning this  

  • is the confusing part for most people we're  going to start with the k tip of the tongue  

  • is down and the back of the tongue is pulled  up air is going to puff out voice box is off

  • then we're going to move to the yeah sound to  do this keep the tip of your tongue down if you  

  • need to you can gently bite the outsides of the  back of your tongue for the sound the key here  

  • is do not touch your teeth you do not want to  touch your teeth with the tip of your tongue  

  • you want to keep it down and away then you're  going to move into square tense lips for that  

  • er sound i think it's easiest here just to keep  your tongue down the whole time but if you're  

  • one of those people that flip your tongue  back for your r that's fine just remember  

  • do not touch your teeth and do not let the tip of  your tongue move for that er sound cure cure cure  

  • i do hear some people say cure and round their  lips more cure either is fine just pick one and  

  • stick with that remember it's all about clarity  it's not about perfection and there really is no  

  • perfect because there are all types of variations  so let's give this a try and put it all together  

  • cure e us curious curious curious or you can  say curious curious curious whichever you prefer  

  • what about curiously all we're going to  do is add the lee at the end curiously  

  • curiously curiously so for curiosity the  difference is we are going to shift the  

  • syllable stress to the os right before the a d  and what we're doing here is we're using a schwa  

  • and then we're moving to that flap t which  i say think of as a very fast d sound adi  

  • curios adi curiosity curiosity  curiosity let's give them all a try

  • curious curious curious curious curious  curious curiously curiously curiously  

  • and curiosity curiosity curiosity that was  a tough one i was getting some tongue issues  

  • there myself so take it slow and here we are in  a sentence if you are curious about pronunciation  

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hi there jennifer from tarle speech with your  pronunciation question our question today  

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How to Pronounce CURIOUS, CURIOUSLY, CURIOSITY - English Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2021/05/14
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