Do you confuse the English pronunciation of through, though, and thought? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! English pronunciation can be tricky, especially when the words appear to look the same.
Luckily, this week we’ll be reviewing the pronunciation differences with examples in 60 Second Saturday!
You can review the pronunciation here, and be sure to not only listen to the differences but pay attention to my mouth position and the sentence examples. To improve, you can listen and repeat!
Now, let’s review some more details.
English Pronunciation of Through, Though, Thought
The video begins with the word, though. As you saw though can be a conjunction or an adverb.
though [conjunction]: Even though I like you, I don’t love you.
though [adverb]: I don’t have a phone. I’ll try to call you though.
The English pronunciation for though contains the OH sound. So it sounds like “THOH”
Next, we have thought. Thought can be the past tense of think or a noun.
thought [past tense of think]: I thought about it and I don’t want to do it.
thought [noun]: The first thought in her head was about him.
The English pronunciation for thought contains the short O sound. So it sounds like “THOT”
The final word reviewed was through. Through can be a preposition, adverb, or an adjective
through [preposition]: I have been through a lot.
through [adverb]: I need to get through.
through [adjective]: I am not through with it yet.
The English pronunciation for through contains the EW sound. So it sounds like “THREW”
Practice what you’ve learned today by listening to the video and repeating the words and sentences you hear. You can practice repeating the extra sentences in this post, too! Record yourself to check progress, compare your sounds with me, and to share with a friend!
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