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    #1

    How do you pronounce 'real'?

    I am trying to improve my pronunciation.
    If you have time ,listen and give me your feedback.
    https://clyp.it/zq31bwj0

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    #2

    Re: How do you pronounce 'real'?

    Your new pronunciation is much closer to a native one.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: How do you pronounce 'real'?

    Your pronunciation of the word has improved.

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    #4

    Re: How do you pronounce 'real'?

    Your new pronunciation is better, but you need a dark L, not a light one in "real".
    Do you know the difference between those?

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    Re: How do you pronounce 'real'?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Your new pronunciation is better, but you need a dark L, not a light one in "real".
    Do you know the difference between those?
    Better here means 'far' from standard English?
    I did not read about pronunciation .I just listen and speak.

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    Re: How do you pronounce 'real'?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    Better here means 'far' from standard English?
    I did not read about pronunciation .I just listen and speak.
    Your new pronunciation is better than the old one. It's much closer to how a native speaker might say the word. It's good. The sound of the /l/ could be improved but you will be easily understood.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How do you pronounce 'real'?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    I did not read about pronunciation. I just listen and speak.
    Okay, so you need to listen more carefully. For example, I was telling you about the difference between a light L and a dark L.

    Listen to JessicaMS's pronunciation of "luck" in the following link. That's an example of a dark L.
    https://forvo.com/word/luck/#en

    Listen to MissyEnglish's pronunciation of "listen" in the following link. That's an example of a light L.
    https://forvo.com/word/listen/#en

    Do you hear the difference?

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    #8

    Re: How do you pronounce 'real'?

    In JessicaMS's pronunciation of "luck"the ,L sound , is so clear or strong.
    In MissyEnglish's pronunciation of "listen" ,L sound , is eaten or so fast.

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    Re: How do you pronounce 'real'?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    In JessicaMS's pronunciation of "luck"the, L sound (no comma here) is so clear or strong.
    In MissyEnglish's pronunciation of "listen", the L sound (no comma here) is eaten or so fast.
    Note my corrections above. Don't put a space before a comma. Always put a space after a comma. What do you mean by "eaten"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How do you pronounce 'real'?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    In JessicaMS's pronunciation of "luck"the ,L sound , is so clear or strong.
    In MissyEnglish's pronunciation of "listen" ,L sound , is eaten or so fast.
    No. They're actually different sounds. It's not a matter of clarity. I advise you to search on the Web for the difference between dark L and light L. Train your ear to spot the difference, and then try practising pronouncing those two sounds yourself.

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