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    Pronunciation Help hustle

    Hello All,
    I was learning vocabulary and found word as "Hustle" which pronunciation as "Husul" why "t" is silent ? how we know silent characters in English. It will be good if you provide some link that guides me.

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    Re: Pronounciation Help

    The only sure way to know how a word is pronounced is to check in a dictionary that allows you to hear the word spoken, preferably with both BrE and AmE versions. Here is one example:http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...english/hustle

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    Re: Pronunciation Help hustle

    Farrukhkamran, I have changed this thread title and the one about 'dizzy'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Pronunciation Help hustle

    Similarly, the "t" is silent in "castle", "rustle", "bustle" and "thistle".

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    Re: Pronunciation Help hustle

    And "listen, glisten, fasten ...
    The challenge is thinking of a '-stle,-sten' word that does pronounce the 't'.

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    Re: Pronunciation Help hustle

    Another way of checking the pronunciation of a word is to use Forvo. Choose English from the list of languages then type the word you're searching for into the search box. You will then get a list of recordings to listen to. Each one shows the English variant spoken by the person who recorded the word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Pronunciation Help hustle

    I don't pronounce the t in any of them

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