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  • Hi guys! Welcome back to English with Max.


  • Today I'm doing a video on words that you might be saying incorrectly. Who knows?


  • Maybe you already know how to say all of these words. Or maybe you just have difficulties with one or two of them.

    これらの単語全て、発音の仕方をすでに知っているかもしれませんし、1、2 個だけ分からないかもしれません。

  • In any case, please let me know down in the comments. Are they easy?


  • Or do you struggle with some of them?


  • I should also remind you that I'm Australian. Some people have been asking me about my accent.


  • It is an Australian accent, but it is not a typical or a strong Australian accent. It's


  • quite a "neutral" accent, so to speak. So my pronunciation is very close to British


  • pronunciation. However, if I think that the American pronunciation is rather different,


  • I will try to point it out to you.


  • OK, the first word is "pronunciation."

    では最初の単語は「 pronunciation 」です。

  • I know this is confusing because the verb is "pronounce." So there is an "o" before

    これが紛らわしいのは、動詞が「 pronounce 」だからです。「 u 」の前に「 o 」が来ます。

  • the "u." But in the noun, there is no "o" in that position. So we have "pronunciation"

    でも名詞では「 o 」がありません。「 pronunciation 」です。

  • and not "pronounciation."

    「 pronounciation 」ではありません。

  • The second word is "country." Some people get this wrong because there's an "o" in front

    2つ目は「 country 」です。「 u 」の前に「 o 」があるので間違える人もいます。

  • of the "u", so some people will pronounce it "cownt-ry" or "contry." But, and this is

    「 cownt-ry 」とか「 contry 」と発音してしまう人もいます。でも

  • where the video gets a little bit R-rated - I'll just cover Frank's ears -


  • the first part of the word is actually pronounced like this "cunt." "Cunt" is also known as the "C word"

    単語の最初の部分は、実は「 cunt 」のような発音です。これは英語で「 C ワード」としても知られます。

  • in English, because it is considered by most people to be the strongest swear word


  • in the English language. Now, I don't recommend that you use this word,


  • because you could easily offend not only the person you're talking to, but also the people


  • around you. However, if it helps you to remember the pronunciation of "country", that's awesome.

    でも、これで「 country 」という単語の発音を覚えられれば、それは良いことです。

  • Some people pronounce the "t" quite clearly, so they will say "counTry",

    「 t 」をはっきりめに発音し、「 counTry 」と言う人もいれば

  • whereas other people say it more like a "ch". So they say "counCHry." "CounTry" or "counCHry" -

    「 ch 」のように発音して「 counCHry 」、「 CounTry 」または「 counChry 」と言う人もいます。

  • either one is correct.


  • Speaking of countries, the third word is "Australia."

    国について言えば、3 つ目は 「 Australia 」です。

  • It's very important, isn't it, Frank?


  • Lots of people pronounce the second "a" as an "uh", so they will say "Austruhlia".

    多くの人が、2 番目の「 a 」を「 uh 」と発音し、「 Austruhlia 」という音にしますが、

  • But you have to remember that the second "a" is just like the "ay" in "day". So we say: Australia.

    2 番目の「 a 」は単語の「 day 」の「 ay 」と似た発音と覚えてください。「 Australia 」です。

  • The fourth word is "series."

    4つ目は「 series 」です。

  • Some people try to add an additional vowel sound in there. So they'll say something like


  • "ser-i-ehs", but you have to remember that there are only two syllables in this word,

    「 ser-i-ehs 」と発音するのです。でも、この単語は 2 音節からなることを忘れないでください。

  • so it is "se-ries." What also confuses some people is that there is an "s" at the end.

    だから「 se-ries 」です。また、最後に「 s 」があることで混乱する人もいます。

  • And normally in English, if there is an "s" at the end of a noun, it is, of course, plural.

    英語では通常、名詞の最後に「 s 」が来ると、当然複数になりますね。

  • But "series" has an "s" whether it's plural or singular. So you can say: "That is my favourite series."

    でも 「series」 は複数でも単数でも 「s」 が来ます。「それ、私の大好きなシリーズなの」と言えます。

  • The next word is: chaos.


  • This isn't pronounced "cah-os" or "chay-os". This is "chaos".


  • The sixth word is: thermometer. What's a thermometer? This is a thermometer. We use it to check


  • people's temperature when they are sick to see if they have a fever.


  • Do you have a fever, Frank? Of course, you don't have to just put it in the mouth, you


  • can put it in other places.


  • Even really advanced speakers of English sometimes get this word wrong. It's normally the stress


  • that they will get wrong. The stress is the weight that you put on a syllable.


  • So I've heard people say "THERmo-meter", instead of "thermOmeter". "Thermometer" is the British


  • pronunciation, and the American pronunciation is "thermometer".


  • The next word is also often used in a medical context. This word is: syringe. This is a syringe.


  • Be careful of the "y" in this word. It's not pronounced "sai-ringe", it is "syringe".


  • Word number 8 is: ocean. Yes, this is quite a simple word, but I think because the word


  • is very similar in other languages, some people try to say it in a way that they would probably


  • say it in their language. So sometimes you hear "osayahn". Remember that this word is "ocean".


  • The next word is: Italian. Some of you might be thinking: "How is that hard?"


  • But lots of people actually pronounce the second vowel, so the first "a", as an "uh" instead of "a".


  • So they say "Ituhlian". But just remember that it's "Italian". Some native speakers


  • do say "Aitalian", but it's much more common to say "Italian".


  • And the last word for today, and we've already heard it when I was talking about the thermometer,


  • is: temperature. In British English, we pretend that the second "e" isn't there. We say "temprature".


  • In American English you have a choice. Some Americans say "temprature" and some say "temperature".


  • In any case, in American English you pronounce the "r" at the end of the word.


  • That is it, ladies and gentlemen. How did you go? Have you been saying these words right?


  • Let me know in the comments section down below. Please also give me a thumbs up if you liked


  • the video, and don't forget to subscribe if you want to be updated on more videos.


  • You can also contact me at my Facebook page, on Twitter, and I also recently got Instagram.

    Facebook や Twitter でも私にコンタクトできますよ。そして最近 Instagram も始めました。

  • See ya next time!


  • You gonna say bye, Frank?


  • Bye bye.


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あなたが間違った言い方をしている10の単語!(英米発音) (10 words you are saying wrong! (British and US pronunciation))

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