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*) American transcriptions are based on the open Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary.

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Спасибо разработчикам. Учу самостоятельно английский американский с нуля.Без транскрипции русскими буквами не смогла бы даже начать изучение.


/θæŋk ju/


Thank you so much for your website. This website is so much helpful for my ESL teaching job. I owe You a favor. God Bless You!


romantic in british transcription is reu’mæntik and change the actual e symbol to “e” because it is wrong.


there are some words in English that I still do not know how to spell it, I came from a suggestion in case I wrote a wrong word came a bar of the correct word.


В предложении “I read about New York yesterday.” ваша программа не увидела прошедшего времени, хотя в “I have read about New York” прозвучало [e].


This is not my language but I use this site very often because I study English, I’m looking for contact with you but I do not think either end of the site or Facebook, I need to press the button to see the answer I wanted you to press the enter key, it would be more practical for me. I wanted the developers to upgrade because it’s annoying and time consuming to push the thank you button. my language is Portuguese


расхождение по транскрипции с кембриджским словарём и даже с вашим произношением
cupboard – [ ˈkʌpəd ]


Can you explain why the word have “s”: tail pronounced differently from others?

stays / days different from says


But remember, this only happens to “says” and “prayer”, not the others words. 🙂 And you should search for grammar for more detail. 🙂

  • “stay” or “day” is pronounced /stei/ or /dei/. But unlike them, “says” is pronounced /sez/. It is an irregular word. And its past from, “said”, is pronounced /sed/. Please notice that.
  • The same thing happens with “pray” and “prayer”. “Pray” is pronounced /prei/, while it is /preə/ with “prayer”.
    Hope this helps. 🙂

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