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    OK, I have been practicing the pronunciation of "TH" for years, it gets a lot better, but still, I find it quite awkward to pronounce it, I wonder how native speakers can use it so fluently.

    Would you please tell me the standard way to pronounce it?
    Here is my understanding, please correct me if I am wrong or not accurate, it could be the reason why I find it awkward, because I didn't pronounce it like the native speakers do:

    When I pronounce "TH", I basically just put the tip of my tongue right between the teeth and blow the air out. Is this correct?
    (I copy this post from http:answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070828042959AArahX0)
    please help.

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    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    OK, I have been practicing the pronunciation of "TH" for years, it gets a lot better, but still, I find it quite awkward to pronounce it, I wonder how native speakers can use it so fluently.

    Would you please tell me the standard way to pronounce it?
    Here is my understanding, please correct me if I am wrong or not accurate, it could be the reason why I find it awkward, because I didn't pronounce it like the native speakers do:
    I think you are asking about the voiceless "Th". I had the same problem but it sounds OK now (or I think so) yet the problem with the voiced one still stands. (I'm working on it.)


    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    When I pronounce "TH", I basically just put the tip of my tongue right between the teeth and blow the air out. Is this correct?
    Yes, it is.

    Check out this link ;

    BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***



    I think you are asking about the voiceless "Th". I had the same problem but it sounds OK now (or I think so) yet the problem with the voiced one still stands. (I'm working on it.)




    Yes, it is.

    Check out this link ;

    BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips
    Your web is great! thank you

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