Learn how to pronounce the homophones LEAST and LEASED with this quick English Speaking Pronunciation lesson.

The words are all pronounced L-long E-S-T or /list/.

LEAST or the smallest amount

LEASED meaning rented property

Sentence: She leased the apartment with the least square footage.

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Hi everyone jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday lesson.

These words are homophones. They are pronounced exactly the same but they have different pronunciations and different meanings. Our words today or are leased which is the past tense meaning um to rent property; and least meaning the smallest amount.

So here are the words leased and least.

So to say these words correctly we’re going to think of four sounds. We’re going to start with the l sound l you going to touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth.
To be really specific it’s that little spot between your teeth and your gums.

Next we’re going to move to the long e. It is my favorite vowel you just smile your tongue is high and flat in your mouth.

Then you are going to keep your tongue in just about the same position you’re going to shift so that all that air can be moving out of your mouth for the s sound sss.

Then touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth for that t sound t. Let’s put it all together.



least leased least leased least

And now for a sentence:

She leased the apartment with the least square footage.

Give it a try people are going to notice the difference.

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