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    how to pronounce "We're " contraction in American English.

    hello, everyone.

    I sometimes hear someone says " we're" /wir/ or /wɜr/ . Which one is correct in conversation. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: how to pronounce "We're " contraction in American English.

    Quote Originally Posted by Son Ho View Post
    Hello, everyone.

    I sometimes hear someone people says say "we're" as /wir/ or /wɜr/ . Which one is correct in conversation? Thanks in advance.
    Note my changes above. I have moved your thread to "Pronunciation and Phonetics". I'm afraid I don't read phonetic symbols so I will leave it to others to answer your question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: how to pronounce "We're " contraction in American English.

    Most Americans would pronounce we're as /wir/ when stressed or /wər/ when unstressed.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: how to pronounce "We're " contraction in American English.

    In BrE it sounds the same as the word 'weir', which is pronounced /wɪə/.
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    Re: how to pronounce "We're " contraction in American English.

    In both American and British English, it rhymes with beer, near, fear, queer, leer, here, and mere.

    In most of the United States, all those words have as a harder R than the British use.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: how to pronounce "We're " contraction in American English.

    In AmE it's commonly pronounced like the word "ware".
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: how to pronounce "We're " contraction in American English.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbha View Post
    In AmE it's commonly pronounced like the word "ware".
    Thanks! In what regions? Students planning to come here like to know.
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    Re: how to pronounce "We're " contraction in American English.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbha View Post
    In AmE it's commonly pronounced like the word "ware".
    I'm not aware of any regions where we're is pronounced the same as ​ware.
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    Re: how to pronounce "We're " contraction in American English.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I'm not aware of any regions where we're is pronounced the same as ​ware.
    Where there are we'rewolves.
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    Re: how to pronounce "We're " contraction in American English.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Where there are we'rewolves.
    Just to avoid any confusion for the learners, the start of the word "werewolf" has nothing to do with the contraction "we're". Click here to find out how the word werewolf came about.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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