How to pronounce " I don't know " in American's real life ?

MennaHisham

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I was watching Zayn Malik's song " Dusk till Dawn " on YouTube, then at the middle of the clip he said to the police man " I don't know ", but I couldn't clearly hear, How he pronounced that sentence. So I wanna know, How can I pronounce it ?
 

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I was watching the video to Zayn Malik's song "Dusk till Dawn" on YouTube. [STRIKE]then[/STRIKE][STRIKE]at[/STRIKE] In the middle of the clip, he said to [STRIKE]the[/STRIKE] a policeman "I don't know", but I couldn't clearly hear (no comma here) how he pronounced that sentence. [STRIKE]So[/STRIKE] I [STRIKE]wanna[/STRIKE] want to know (no comma here) how [STRIKE]can I[/STRIKE] to pronounce it. [STRIKE]?[/STRIKE]

Please note my corrections above. Don't leave a space after opening quotation marks. Don't leave a space before closing quotation marks. We don't use a capital letter after a comma unless the next word is a proper noun.

I don't really understand your question. Are you saying that you don't know how to say "I don't know" aloud?
 

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Americans may pronounce I don't know as "I dunno" or "I doan' know" depending on context. We may answer "I dunno" when asked Where'd you leave the keys? ("Where did you leave the keys?") If the verb needs a little emphasis, we'll use the other pronunciation: I don't know anything about that is likely to come out "I doan'know". The apostrophe represents a glottal stop.
 

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When I lived in New York, lots of people just said "Dunno."

And when I was a kid in southern Ohio, people said "Ah dunno" to rhyme with "Bad uh no."
 
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