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How is "can't" pronounced in the UK, the USA and other English speaking countries?
 

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/kɑ:nt/ in BrE.

If you can't read the symbols, the /kɑ:/ part is very similar to the first two sounds of 'card', but without any hint of a following/r/
 

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I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker

According to OALD, 8th edition, it is pronounced as /kænt/ in NAmE, which is very different from BrE.
 
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According to OALD, 8th edition, it is [STRIKE]spelled[/STRIKE] pronounced as /kænt/ in NAmE, which is very different from BrE.
Yes. That sounds like the first part of 'canteen'.
 

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Not to mention the fact that æ is longer in NAmE than in BrE (here I also quote the OALD, 8th edition).
 

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The thing is that a guy in a Russian forum says that everywhere in the world is very popular /kænt/ and those who pronounce the other way speak the English, people used in the 1980s...
Thanks very much!
 

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British people in 2011 still say /kɑ:nt/, Harry.
 
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