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    How do you pronunciation "Search" and "the" in United Kingdom and United States?

    Thank you!!!!!!!!

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    Search is pronounced 'surch' and we say 'thee' Unites States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Search is pronounced 'surch' and we say 'thee' Unites States.
    just I want to know as I pranounced the word "Th" in "The end" in "mother" in another words.
    If I put the T with tongue lower of the tooth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaVoUrY
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Search is pronounced 'surch' and we say 'thee' Unites States.
    just I want to know as I pronounce the letters "th" in "The end" in "mother" in another words. If I put the T with tongue lower of the tooth?
    To pronounce 'th' as in 'mother', make the sound [z], feel the vibration in your throat (it's called "voicing"), then, make 'th' by placing the tip of your tongue outward between your teeth.

    To pronounce 'th' as in 'thank you', make the sound [s], feel there is no vibration in your throat (it's called voicelessness), then, make 'th' by placing the tip of your tongue outward between your teeth.

    There are two sounds for 'th': One sound is voiced, as in 'the', 'them', 'that', 'mother', 'father', 'brother', and the other sound is voiceless, as in 'think', 'thumb', 'thank you'.

    If you forget to place your tongue between your front teeth, you'll produce the sounds, [z] and [s].

    All the best,

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