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  • This is the Rachel’s English 30-Day Challenge!

  • Learn 30 phrasal verbs in 30 days!

  • Jumpstart your vocabulary in 2017.

  • This is Day 8 and we're studying "hit" phrasal verbs.

  • Hit back. If you hit back at someone, youre responding to an attack with an attack.

  • After the paper ran a false story on her, she hit back with a lawsuit.

  • If you hit somebody up, youre asking them for something.

  • Hey, can I hit you up for a dollar?”

  • Or, “if you ever need anything, hit me up.”

  • That is, if you ever need anything, just ask.

  • What if you hit it off with someone?

  • That means you get along really well right from the beginning.

  • Luckily, I hit it off with my mother-in-law.

  • If you hit on someone, well, that means youre sexually interested in someone and want them to know it.

  • I’m not sure, but I think that guy at the bar is hitting on me.

  • It means, you don’t think he was just talking to you for the sake of conversation.

  • You think he was talking to you to let you know he was interested.

  • So that’s if you hit on someone. But what if you hit on something?

  • That is, to find something. I think you hit on the answer there.

  • I think I hit on a solution to the problem.

  • Hit has the H consonant and the IH vowel,

  • Hi-, hi-. To make the IH vowel, the tongue tip stays down,

  • but the front part of the tongue arches up towards the front of the roof of the mouth,

  • Ih, hi-

  • The jaw can drop just a little bit. Hi-.

  • Then we have the T. you can make this a Stop T if the next word begins with a consonant, like inhit back’.

  • You hit me, I hit back.

  • Hit back. Hit. Back.

  • So the air stops. There’s not a T sound, there’s an abrupt stop, no sound.

  • Hit back, hit back. I just stop the air really quickly in my throat.

  • If the next word begins with a vowel or a diphthong,

  • then you can make it a Flap T, like inhit on’.

  • That guy hit on me all night. Hit on, hit on

  • Hiiiiiiiitoooooon. Rr- rr- rr-

  • Just one quick flap against the roof of the mouth. Hit on.

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This is the Rachel’s English 30-Day Challenge!

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