Learn how to pronounce the words PEDDLE, PEDAL, & PETAL with this American English Pronunciation Lesson. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way.
To peddle means to sell or promote.
Pedal means a foot operated levers or to move a bike.
A petal is a colorful part of a flower.
These words are ALL pronounced PED-UL or /pɛdəl/.
The flower seller would peddle his product via pedal power while showing off his colorful flower petals.
Hey everyone! Jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday.
Today is a three for Tuesday! Three homophones are words that are pronounced exactly the same way but are spelled differently with different meanings.
So we have
pedal to sell or promote
pedal foot operated levers or to move a bike and
pedal the colorful part of a flower
To say these words correctly two beats. We’re going to start with the ped. To do this lips just close and then open. Air puffs out. You’re going to keep your mouth slightly open. Tip of your tongue is going to be peeking out between your top and your bottom teeth for that eh sound. And then touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth for the d.
ped ped ped
Then you are going to move your tongue and touch the back of your top front teeth again and hold it there for a second for that llll sound. Recently, I found that for some of my students it’s easier to think about this as saying ul ul ul. And that helps you to keep the sound going as you are getting to that spot for the l.
So it’s not ped l. It’s ped-ul ped-ul.
peddle pedal petal
peddle pedal petal
And now for a sentence:
The flower seller would peddle his product via petal power while showing off his colorful flower petals.
Give it a try people are going to notice the difference!
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