Learn how to pronounce the words RESUME & RESUME with this American English heteronym pronunciation lesson. Heteronyms are words that are spelled exactly the same. They just have a different pronunciation and a different meaning.


Noun: /ˈrɛzəˌmeɪ/

Verb: /rɪˈzum/


Noun: a CV or record of your employment

Verb: to start again Pronunciation


Hey everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech.

Again today I have another word I’m gonna ask for forgiveness from all of my french speakers and french students out there. Teaching these the American way, not the french way. So we have two words that are heteronyms. They’re spelled the same but they have different pronunciations, different meanings. We have the word resume which means to start and resume which is a document of your experiences.

So difference here: syllables!

For resume which is how you list all of your jobs and your education like a cv we are going to have three beats reh zuh may. Stress syllable number one. resume resume resume resume

And for resume we are going to stress syllable number two and only two syllables this time. resume resume resume

So we have:
resume resume
resume resume
resume resume resume
resume resume resume

And now for a sentence:

Please resume editing your resume.

Give it a try people are going to notice the difference. Please give us a like and a share and continued forgiveness for probably terribly mispronouncing that beautiful french word, resume. Um and if you need more help you can check us out at Tarle speech.

Thanks everyone see you soon.