correct pronunciation of 'often'

Morgan

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Could you please tell me how to pronounce the word 'often' correctly nowadays? Is there still the silent medial \t\?
 

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You might want to bookmark Forvo. It's a great site where you can hear words pronounced by native speakers from different parts of the world. Choose English from the list of languages, then put "often" in the search box, then listen to the available recordings.
 

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Remember also that dictionaries can answer questions like this.
 

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Remember also that dictionaries can answer questions like this.

That's true of paper dictionaries if you can read phonetic symbols. Some online dictionaries have a recording you can listen to.
 

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Both "offen" and "often" are used by native speakers all over the world. Feel free to show your teacher this thread to confirm that. There is nothing "illiterate" (I wonder if you meant "uneducated") about pronouncing it without a sounded "t".
 

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