Re: The and The What is the real different
Be careful not to over-extend the "ee" sound, before a vowel or silent h. It is only a little longer than the i in "bit", and is followed by a very slight y-sound.
Originally Posted by EducadorZero
Where "the" is stressed, on the other hand, the "ee" sound may be as long as in "see".
Not a professional ESL teacher.