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Because VEGETABLES! Yes, common word. But one little tricky part right in the middle.
Here's how you can fix your pronunciation of this common word!
I always say that everyone (well, maybe not EVERYONE, but most everyone) loves talking about food. Talking about food and eating together is maybe one of the best ways to learn language.
'Vegetables' is one of those common, but in actuality, kind of tricky words to pronounce.
I break down the word 'vegetables' to help you say it like a native English speaker here in this video:
Just me and my vegetables
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Beets, carrots,... a bell pepper.
Do you know what today's word is? Could it perhaps be, 'VEGETABLES'?
I wanna help you say this word today, 'vegetables.'
What I see as the most difficult thing about this word is the spelling. V-E-G-E...and then 'table.'
But the word 'vegetable' doesn't sound anything like the mispronounced version of this word that I usually hear. I usually hear:
...something like that.
So, let's look at the native pronunciation of this word.
I'll say it faster: VEDJ-tuh-buhl
Let's break this word down:
There are 3 syllables here. VEDJ - tuh - buhl
Why don't you repeat after me like that, slowly: VEDJ - tuh - buhl
Now, let's put it together: VEDJ -tuh -buhl
Remember to keep the accent on the first part of the word. VEDJ, VEDJ-tuh-buhl
Try and say it again, and make the first part really long: VEEHDJ- tuh-buhl
Also, at the end of the word, you'll notice that it sounds like 'bull'. Buhl, buhl.
If you have trouble with the L, make sure to move it forward in your mouth, and touch the back of your teeth.
Here's a close-up: 'buhl'. I'll say the whole word up close: 'VEDJ -tuh -buhl'
I've got a good sample sentence for you: "I never ate vegetables as a kid." Repeat after me one more time, "I never ate vegetables as a kid."
All right guys, remember to eat your vegetables! AND, don't forget to subscribe and over here, you can click on this and you can sign up for my FREE pronunciation course. It will help you improve your spoken English and it will even help your listening. Because once you know how to pronounce certain words, when you hear them spoken you'll understand what's said as well.
Thanks for watching. I'll see you next time.
I'm Sabrina. Byyyye!
Oh yeah, and your comment! What's YOUR favorite vegetable? Ooh, whoo whoo. Do you like carrots? Bell peppers? Maybe not. Or is this just a chile? Maybe this is a chile? No! This is a bell pepper. This is definitely a bell pepper.
'Right, that's it.
Sooo, what's YOUR favorite vegetable (VEDG-tuh-buhl)?
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