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10 words you are saying wrong! (part 2) | (British & US pronunciation)

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CORRECTION: At number 4 I say that the TH is voiced because there is air going through the voice box. This is not entirely correct. There is always air going through the voice box when we speak. What makes a sound "voiced" is the vibration that is created when the vocal cords are tightened. Here are 10 words I've heard non-native English-speakers frequently pronounce incorrectly. Do you say them correctly? Let me know in the comments section! These words include: chocolate, asthma, sword, handkerchief, etc. Click here to watch part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRsPRFs1TXU For more English lessons, visit my channel, English with Max. All of the videos are free. These include free English vocabulary videos, English grammar videos, English pronunciation videos, English tips, and various other English lessons. This channel aims at helping people learn and improve their English - whether they have been learning English for a while or have recently started. I am a native speaker from Australia. I mainly speak British English. Stalk me: https://www.facebook.com/EnglishWithMax https://twitter.com/EnglishWithMax https://www.instagram.com/englishwithmax/
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English with Max (1 year ago)
Help this channel reach more people with subtitles! To add subtitles in your own language, please click here: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=an3-jon4ua0
English with Max (1 year ago)
Hi Luis Misael! I just wanted to thank you again for the subtitles. I only just figured out how to properly use the system of subtitle contributions 🙈 (I'm not good with computers!), so all of them are now published, even though I know you did them months ago ;-).
funzjag (1 year ago)
Interesting video, I'm a sucker for intelligent women that are also quite pretty. Have a nice day Max.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you :).
English with Max (1 year ago)
Hi Luis, well thanks :). Great! Thanks very much!
That is amazing! Fantastic job!
Fazlı Durmuş (27 days ago)
Thank you
livylivy Tsang (1 month ago)
U r right. It is very hard to pronounce the words accurately.
The Noctambulant (7 months ago)
Hi max, I am from Bangladesh.Its wonderful lesson to me. I've been watching your lessons for quite a few days and It really helps me in my daily life. But I have some confusions with a lot of words. so lets start with nausea, genre.There are some more words I will let you know later. Thank you
English with Max (6 months ago)
I'm glad they're useful! Ok, I will add those to the list :). I also have an Instagram account for which I make short pronunciation videos: https://www.instagram.com/englishwithmax/
Shyam Babu (8 months ago)
You are looking so gorgeous mam
fong beng (9 months ago)
Hi,teacher Max, Can you guide us? What's the difference and which one is correct? For example: Car door/ door of car/ car's door.Thank's teacher Max.
English with Max (9 months ago)
"Car door" is correct :).
fong beng (9 months ago)
Hello,teacher Max, I am Ming here, thank you for your reply. " I can handle it well due to my understanding of / my understanding the problem". The way you teach us is very good and effective.
English with Max (9 months ago)
My pleasure!
Ricado j. Valdez (10 months ago)
hi max, i was pronounce bad the number 5 6 7 and """8"""" thanks a lot by help me with this ones.i'll see you in the next video.👋
English with Max (10 months ago)
My pleasure! You might find this website useful for pronunciation (click the loudspeakers to hear the words pronounced): https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/eight
S1QuanA (1 year ago)
Iron is also a widely mispronounced word. ^-^
S1QuanA (1 year ago)
English with Max haha, cool :D gonna watch it x3 might learn something new! U never know!
English with Max (1 year ago)
I have a whole video dedicated to it ;).
pantaglieze (1 year ago)
I've always loved words,and love your tutorials. Wish your site had email access.I've heard a lot of various singulars and plurals of "handkerchief",and I like the British/Australian  pronunciation the most (singular "EEf",with the plural ending of "EEves").The American plural ending of "IFs" is also a nice sound. Alternatively,the plural ending sound of "IVs" (like "gives"),is a nice sound too.If the silent "d'' is used,but very faintly,that sounds nice as well,but it's hard to do in a subtle way.
English with Max (1 year ago)
I don't actually have a preference! :) And I'm sorry to disappoint... I haven't read either James Joyce or E. E. Cummings...
pantaglieze (1 year ago)
"Subjective" is so right.It really is a lovely word for some reason,however it's pronounced.Which version is your own favorite?       "Equally as'' makes me absolutely bonkers,vs. the correct "equally",but that's a grammar thing.Hope you love James Joyce and e.e. cummings as much as l do.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks for your comment! Yes, it's hard to say one is better or nicer than the other, because it's subjective at the end of the day - and accents are simply different!
Galaxie Lune (1 year ago)
good and interesting lesson.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks again :)
Maysoon Hussien (1 year ago)
Thanks, it is very useful and enjoyment at the same time but may you put those words in a simple sentence it would be more clear for us.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks for your comment, Maysoon! I considered doing that, but some people complain when the videos get too long ;). I'll try to include more examples though.
Ameen Alqadasi (1 year ago)
Thank you
English with Max (1 year ago)
My pleasure!
I didn't know (1 year ago)
Great video! I want to say something more but i don't realize about english at all :(
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you :).
Christian Rendon (1 year ago)
Could you please make a video about the differences between have to and must, and how to use them to express an obligation?
English with Max (1 year ago)
I'll add that to the list and I'll try to do it soon!
Shree Phadke (1 year ago)
can you make a list of words having there first letter silent like Tsunami, pneumonia
English with Max (1 year ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U6r0M-Df6w :)
English with Max (1 year ago)
That's a really good idea, actually! I'll try do one like that soon!
n40798 (1 year ago)
A few days ago I heard my sister pronounce "Debt" exactly as it's spelled
n40798 (1 year ago)
The funny thing is she's a native speaker Lol!
English with Max (1 year ago)
Yes, it's quite a common mistake - English pronunciation isn't logical ;).
Alfonso Rivera (1 year ago)
Great great with for foreigners! My list of 'hard to pronounce' words include some of the sounds that are 'natural' for native speakers, like the subtle -at least subtle for me- differences in words like 'hot, hut, hat' and 'cot, cut, cat'... I'm terrified at the moment I have to say one of them since I know that only the context will make it clear...
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks, Alfonso! Yes, I know those are tricky... Unfortunately there's no "easy and fast" way to help with that - just lots of listening practice, and practising saying them a lot on your own :S.
I loved the video! Also, you are doing an amazing job responding to all of your comments! You're a great model for all of us English YouTubers, Max! ^^
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks very much, Adam!
Carlos Augusto (1 year ago)
Hi, It would be interesting to have a lesson using words with schwa sound like "gorgeous"...no, wait..I meant any other words. Regards!
English with Max (1 year ago)
I'll do a video on the schwa sound at some stage :).
IMTIYAZ ALI (1 year ago)
Hi Max, Thank you for sharing such a great info. I would like know how to say this word....TURKEY............I heard from many people its sound like .........TARKEY OR TOORKEY
English with Max (1 year ago)
Hi! If you click on the little loud speakers, you'll hear both the British and American pronunciations: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/turkey
Adam. Hami (1 year ago)
how to use subtle, give me some examples
English with Max (1 year ago)
There are some good examples on this page: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/subtle
Washington França (1 year ago)
tips amazing i had a doubt about law here in brazil we speak lou it's wrong thank you very much
English with Max (1 year ago)
I'm glad it helped :).
EmeritusE (1 year ago)
Speaking of mispronunciations, I have a question. Where I live, a considerable number of native english speakers tend to mispronounce the word "ask" as "axe". That's axe, as in the thing you'd chop wood with. I'm curious if this is a phenomenon exclusive to just the USA, or is it equally pervasive in other english speaking countries as well?
English with Max (1 year ago)
I'm not sure about the UK, but there are definitely some people in Australia who make that mistake. Don't copy it though! Certain mistakes are sometimes considered acceptable because they are regional, and therefore are just considered part of a regional dialect/accent, but this isn't one of them ;).
aboubakar abdelaziz (1 year ago)
greaaaaaaaaaaat
aboubakar abdelaziz (1 year ago)
I Love you 😊 English with Max
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks!
Satine Gmail (1 year ago)
thanks) love your videos! I've heard Americans say 'clothes' with 'th' silent,like 'close'.. would it be correct? I really can't do the "th" in this world... and u asked about other difficult words, well as for me - it's the word 'further'. super hard to say even Google can't​ understand me trying to say it... ( PS. I'm Russian)
Washington França (1 year ago)
The accent is very different in russia i am brazil
Washington França (1 year ago)
O sotaque e muito diferente na russia i am brasil
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks very much! Yes, even native speakers get lazy :S, so sometimes we say "close". If "clothes" is hard, then just say "close" ;). I'll take note of "further"!
Juliana (1 year ago)
I love your videos and I want to thank you because they are very clear for me to understand what you want to say and they are very useful indeed; respect to the video sometimes I have troubles with the pronunciation of "minute" word. Keep on doing what you have done. Greetings! 😄 (correct me please) 🙏
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks very much! I'm glad they're useful :). With corrections: I love your videos and I want to thank you because they are very clear, and what you say is easy for me to understand. And they are very useful, indeed. Well done on the video. Sometimes I have troubles with the pronunciation of "minute". Keep on doing what you have done. Greetings!
porrymanX (1 year ago)
Amazing. I've realized how bad is my pronunciation.... I need more of this stuff. Thanks!
porrymanX (1 year ago)
It's really kind of you, Thnx
English with Max (1 year ago)
Yes, I've mainly been doing vocab videos lately, but I'll try to do more pronunciation!
Very good, Max! I have no difficulty pronouncing these words, but they are very tricky. (They are not a piece of cake.) I remember when I was learning them, I had to check their correct pronunciation in my dictionary. By the way, I saw Frank and George behind you. I think that they were lazy to help you in your new video lesson. *What a great samurai sword you have! (Please correct, thanks a lot.) See you next time. Bye!
English with Max (1 year ago)
Only: *were too lazy to help Haha, yes, they were particularly lazy that day!
Cleona Patterson (1 year ago)
Great to hear an Aussie accent. I too make videos for English learners at e-fluentenglish. Keep up the goood work!
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks very much, Cleona! I'll have a look at your website :)
Cristiano Sousa (1 year ago)
Hi Max ! I think that the two most difficult word for native portuguese idioma are rhythm and interesting , You will never hear a Portuguese or Brazilian person pronounce these two words without a strong accent.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Good to know, thanks! I mention rhythm in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uET4mjno7XU
Fabio Amaro (1 year ago)
Great videos! regards from Brazil
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks, Fabio!
L. McClane (1 year ago)
"Clothes" really is hard...I usually tell people to say "clothing" or to pronounce it like "close"
Donnie D. (1 year ago)
Once a Canadian said to me that they simply say /kloʊz/ :)
English with Max (1 year ago)
That's a really good idea, actually! Particularly because lots of us native speakers mumble and effectively say "close". I might put it in a daily tip ;).
Bassel Hasan (1 year ago)
it would be interesting to see your sister's collection of the old weapons. By the way, is she as pretty as you hhhh just kidding. Thanks Max 😘
English with Max (1 year ago)
Haha, there aren't many left in the house, but I might show some someday :).
Wilfried Mathias (1 year ago)
Vielen Dank Max! With your help the pronunciation is easy peasy lemon squeezy!
English with Max (1 year ago)
Gerne! :)
ShakilEmon (1 year ago)
Hard vs Herd, Weather vs Whether, Crips, 190 vs 180
ShakilEmon (1 year ago)
Thanks Ms.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Ok, I'll take note of those! :)
Osama Wardeh (1 year ago)
Following wherever u go
English with Max (1 year ago)
😀
ver Vera (1 year ago)
hai max, can you make a subtitle please ?
English with Max (1 year ago)
There are subtitles - just click "CC' :).
Igor Alekseyev (1 year ago)
thenk you)
English with Max (1 year ago)
My pleasure :)
Hosein Keshavarz (1 year ago)
The sword part was very surprising. I couldn't imagine you would draw a sword for revealing its meaning. How practical you are!
English with Max (1 year ago)
Lucky for me my sister liked collecting old weapons. 😊
where are you from .are you native speaker you are american
English with Max (1 year ago)
Yes, I'm a native speaker. I'm Australian :).
your video background is pretty good . isn't i'm from pakistan and thank's your all old videos i really enjoy videos .tell me how can use punctuation in article i'm wating your answer ... .
English with Max (1 year ago)
Good to hear 😀
thank's i got it .my answer .thank's your link this wab by by
i write that comment this type of punctuation [ : ) , ! & 8 ? ... and so on ] type of punctuation. do you understand me .or not?
ok thank 's sister. i'm connected your channel you made more videos ... by by see you soon .
English with Max (1 year ago)
I'm sorry, I can't explain that in a comment - it would take a few pages! Here is a good resource: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation

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