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  • In this American English pronunciation video, we're going to go over the pronunciation of

  • the word 'time'.

  • This week's Word of the Week is 'time'. 'Time' is a one-syllable word, and it is a content

  • word, so it will be stressed in a sentence. It begins with the True T, tt, tt. To get

  • the True T sound, your teeth must be closed, and your tongue should be at the roof of the

  • mouth, far forward, tt, tt. You let the air build up, and then you release by dropping

  • the tongue and letting the teeth part just a little bit, tt, tt. Then we have the AI

  • as in BUY diphthong. Make sure your jaw drops enough for the first sound of that diphthong:

  • taa-, tai-, tai-mm. And finally, the M consonant sound. The lips must come together. I've noticed

  • some of my Spanish-speaking students don't bring their lips together: time, and they

  • make a nasal sound like that at the end. We do want the M, where the lips come together.

  • Time, time.

  • It's time to go.

  • That's it, your Word of the WeekTry it out yourselfMake up a sentence with

  • the word, record it, and post it as a video response to this video on YouTube.  I can't

  • wait to watch it.

  • That's it, and thanks so much for using Rachel's English.

In this American English pronunciation video, we're going to go over the pronunciation of

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How to Pronounce TIME -- American English

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    Sam posted on 2015/04/04
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