Learn how to pronounce the words NEED & KNEAD with this American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way.


NEED: to require

KNEAD: to mix dough




You need to knead the dough more.

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Hi everyoneJennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday. We have two words today:

need to require and

knead to mix dough

To say these words correctly – three little sounds!

Let’s start with that n.  Touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth.  To be super specific the spot where your teeth meet the roof of your mouth, the skin part there, and the air will move through your nose. Next smile.  Nice high flat tongue for that long e and then touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth again for that d.  D. And your tongue pulls down while the air puffs out for that d.

Let’s put it all together

need need need

knead knead knead

And now for a sentence you need to knead the dough more.

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