Learn how to pronounce the words nutrient, nutrition, and nutritious with this quick English Speaking Pronunciation lesson.
Nutrient means a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life and is pronounced /ˈnutriənt/
Nutrition means the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth and is pronounced /nuˈtrɪʃən/
Nutritious means healthy and nourishing foods and is pronounced /nuˈtrɪʃəs/
Sentence: I hope that you are getting a lot of your nutrients from your foods that are very nutritious and good for your nutrition.
Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech and Language guides you through a quick pronunciation lesson with quick tips to have you sounding clearer in no time. Improve your accent and speak clearly with this ESL English pronunciation lesson. Learn how to pronounce English words correctly to reduce your accent, gain confidence, and speak clearly today!
Hi everyone jennifer from Tarle speech with your pronunciation question.
We have three words today nutrient nutrition and nutritious and these words all refer to substances that provide nourishment.
So let’s take a look at our words:
We have nutrient nutrition and nutritious.
All right so let’s start with syllable number one new – nice and easy touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth for that n sound air will move out of your nose for that nasal n sound; and then puck your lips for the oo and make that vowel nice and long. New new. Yes it’s just like the word new. For nutrient, next, we are going to move to the tree syllable. To say tree you are going to touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth for that t and then you are going to move it away either back away from the teeth or down to the bottom of the mouth for the r tr tr tr
It’s not a ch sound it’s not a cha it’s a tr tr your tongue is staying is moving more down or flipping back not just pulling back I do have a video on that sound i’ll link it, um in case you are interested.
And then you are going to smile for that long e tree tree tree.
So let’s put those first two syllables together new tree nutri nutri new tree.
And then we’re going to end with ant short unstressed u sound mouth is just relaxed, and then say that n touch the teeth, air comes out of the nose, and then as you pull the tongue away from the teeth air just pops out of the mouth.
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Now for nutrition and nutritious, what we’re going to do is we’re going to shift that stress to the tr, to that middle syllable, and we’re no longer going to say an e. It’s going to be a short i. So you’re going to relax your mouth a little bit for that short i, E is up here , short i, ih, is just down here. Your tongue will go from way high for the e, pop down a little bit, still going to be flat and high for that ih.
E ih E ih
And then we’re going to end with shun, pucker your lips for that sh sound, air moves out. Move to that short uh sound and then end with the n by touching the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth. Air moves out of the nose for the shun or shus. Then you are just going to do the sh short u uh s and then the s sound key here is make sure your lips are pulled back and no longer puckered. For that s sound tip of the tongue is either down or behind the back of the top front teeth. Let’s put these all together: new tri shun new tri shus
Let’s give them all a try.
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So I hope that you were getting a lot of your nutrients from your foods that have that are very nutritious and good for your nutrition.
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