Learn how to pronounce the word absolutely with this American English Pronunciation Lesson.
Absolutely means totally or without limitations.
Absolutely is pronounced with four syllables:
ab-so-lewt-lee or /æb soʊ lutl i/
ab-suh-lewt-lee or /æb sə lut li/
Absolutely, I plan to have a wonderful week. You should absolutely do the same!
Hi everyone it’s Jennifer from Tarle speech with your question of the week. Today’s question is how do I say the word absolutely which means totally or without limitation.
Here’s the word absolutely and we have two choices today. I think this word gets confusing for some people because oftentimes people will stress this word and then they will make all of the vowels longer so you might be hearing two things.
So we can say ab so lewt lee or absa lewt lee so this is going to be the long o and this is going to be the short uh the schwa.
So to say this word again we can start with ab and to do that mouth open wide for that ah tongue tip is low back of the tongue is pulled up and then close the mouth for the b ab
We’re gonna skip all the way over here to the lewt just because it’s the same in both words to say that syllable you’re going to touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth lll pucker for the ew and then touch the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth for the t lewt.
And then end with the lee and to do that touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth and then smile for that long e lee.
Now for the so versus the sa going to start both of those with the s tip of the tongue is either down or behind the top front teeth it’s not touching air continues to move out.
If you choose to say so you’re just going to round your lips for that long o if you choose to say the suh, the unstressed uh sound, just going to relax your mouth.
So let’s give those both a try let’s start with the so version number one
ab so lewt lee
you can also say ab suh lewt lee
absolutely absolutely absolutely absolutely absolutely
And let’s give it a try in a sentence:
Absolutely I plan to have a wonderful week. You should absolutely do the same!
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