How To Pronounce America

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It is a common mistake when English learners pronounce America as AA-MEE-RII-KAA.  It is too long and very unnatural. Let’s break it down, shall we? A-ME-RI-CA   so that’s 4 sounds (syllables) and the stress is on the second syllable oOoo. Now, the 1st syllable [A] is a schwa sound /ə/.  What does that mean? That […]