Learn how to pronounce the words R and ARE with this American English Homophone pronunciation lesson. These words are pronounce the SAME way but have different meanings and different spellings.


ARE: second person singular present and first, second, third person plural present of be

R: The letter


These words are pronounced exactly the same way! /ɑr/

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Two for Tuesday✌️Learn English HOMOPHONE Pronunciation

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Hi everyone it is Jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday homophone lesson. Homophones are words that are pronounced exactly the same way. They just have different spellings and different meanings.

I’m gonna do a little mini series here on our two for Tuesday with letters. I got a request recently on how do I pronounce the names of the letters of the alphabet and so in doing that I realized a lot of them are homophones. So here you go. Our first one for today is the letter r and the word are which is a form of to be.

I did not write a pronunciation on here. I’m just going to teach you what to do with your mouth because people get really confused with this. I also want to mention that R has different pronunciations regionally in the U.S and in Fast and connected speech. So you will hear variations. I have a few lessons on this words I will also link those below if you’re interested.

So to say R and are as homophones we are going to open the mouth wide. Tip of the tongue is going to be way low. Back of the tongue is pulled way high up. And then we are going to move to square tense lips with the tip of the tongue either pointed down or flipped back. But the key here is the back of that tongue needs to say stay high.

Let’s put it all together

are R are R are R

And now for a sentence:
Are there two r’s in your name?

Give it a try people will notice the difference.

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