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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    caviar

    I'm not sure how the word "caviar" is usually pronounced in the US.

    Could you tell me how I should pronounce it.

    Like straight up, I pronounce it like in Spanish
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: caviar

    Yes, except that the first 'a' is as in 'cat', not 'casa'.

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    #3

    Re: caviar

    If you want to hear native speakers of hundreds of different languages pronounce specific words, try Forvo.com.

    Here's the link to the word "caviar" spoken by two native AmE speakers. I find the second one (female) unnatural but I'm sure one of our AmE speakers will be able to tell us whether the stress is put on the third syllable in some regions.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Jan-2016 at 10:24. Reason: Fixed error
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: caviar

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you want to hear native speakers of hundreds of different languages pronounce specific words, try Forvo.com.

    Here's the link to the word "caviar" spoken by two native AmE speakers. I find the second one (female) unnatural but I'm sure one of our AmE speakers will be able to tell us whether the stress is put on the second syllable in some regions.
    I agree. The second one sounds like someone who may have heard a language other than English at home.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: caviar

    There are several examples there with the stress on the third syllable, not on the second.
    Caviar, not caviar.

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    #6

    Re: caviar

    Both of them sound fine to my AmE ear. The 2nd one is actually closer to my pronunciation.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    #7

    Re: caviar

    The second one sounds odd to me. For me, the accent should be on the first syllable.

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    #8

    Re: caviar

    I inadvertently wrote in my first post that the second pronunciation had the stress on the second syllable. I did, of course, mean the third syllable. I have corrected my error.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: caviar

    caviar(e) ['kævɪɑː]

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    #10

    Re: caviar

    Quote Originally Posted by tantrum View Post
    caviar(e) ['kævɪɑː]
    If you have copied and pasted that from a dictionary, please cite your source.

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