01 “woman”和“women”的区别 WOMAN vs. WOMEN


Hey, it's Hadar. Today is March 8 - International Women's Day.

And I figured it would be the perfect day to discuss the difference between a 'woman' and 'women'. One 'woman', a few 'women' or many 'women'.

And if you're watching it not on March 8, then, it doesn't matter. Cuz every day is Women's Day!

So let's get started. Woman.

Women. Let's begin with a singular form: Woman.

We start with a 'W' sound. So round your lips and then open it up to an 'oh' as in 'good'.

You see, so my lips open up a little bit, but there's still a little bit rounded. The jaw drops.

The tongue pulls back and it's kind of relaxed in the back. Think like you have a hot potato in the back of your mouth and you don't have to touch anything.

And then you move on to the second syllable which is "m'n". It's an 'M' sound, a schwa (a reduced vowel) and then an 'N'.

The plural form is different in the spelling at the end of the word, right? So instead of 'a' you have 'e', but it affects the pronunciation of the first syllable.