04 ‘Genuine’如何发音 How to pronounce ‘GENUINE’


Hey there, it's Hadar and this is the Accent's Way. Today we are going to talk about how to pronounce the word 'genuine'.

I genuinely believe it is an important word to know how to pronounce. Genuine.

Three syllables, the first one is 'JEN'. It's like my best friend Jennifer's nickname - Jen.

"Hey Jen, what's up?" You start with a 'J' sound then 'E' as in 'red' and then you bring the tip of the tongue up for the N - 'JEN'.

Then it's the word 'yow'. That's the middle syllable, but it sounds like the word 'you'.

JEN-yuw-yuw, JEN-yuw. And then finally in the last syllable, we have a reduced vowel /ə/, the schwa, and an 'N', N.

But when you connect the 'yuw' and the 'N', you get something new. Can you guess what it is?

"yuw-w'n, yuw-w'n." That's right! A 'W' sound.

"yuw-w'n" - "JEN-yuw-w'n". The primary stress is on the first syllable, so it's higher in pitch and longer- "JEN-yuw-w'n".

"That was a genuine gesture." A genuine gesture.