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你能分清美国人说的是can还是can't?分不清才正常!

2021-01-04 09:47:46  每日学英语
今天是一节美式发音课~~

You might be thinking… why make a video about pronouncing CAN and CAN’T – that’s so easy and obvious!

你可能会想,为什么做一个关于CAN和CAN’T发音的视频,这很明显很简单呢?

But keep watching, because there are some pronunciation changes when native English speakers say these words fast. This lesson will help you understand can/can’t better when you HEAR them, and it will also help you SAY these words more naturally in sentences.

但是请继续看下去,因为当英语母语人士快速地说这些单词时,会有一些发音变化。这节课会帮助你更好地理解can和can ' t,也会帮助你在句子中更自然地表达这些单词。

01

How to pronounce CAN’T

CAN’T怎么发音

Let’s start with CAN’T. The main thing is that we don’t pronounce the T like “t.” We don’t usually say “can’T.” Instead, it sounds more like can’t – the end of the word just stops suddenly;

让我们从CAN’T开始吧。主要的一点是,我们不会把T发得像t一样。我们通常不会说can’T,相反,它听起来更像can’t—词的结尾突然结束了

we simply cut off the sound quickly, instead of pronouncing a clear “t.” This happens with a lot of English words ending in “t.” We say hat, get, sit, and not haT, geT, siT.

我们只是快速地把音剪掉,而不是发一个清晰的t音。很多以t结尾的英语单词都是这样。我们说hat, get, sit,而不是haT, geT, siT。

So if you’re expecting to hear a strong “t” sound at the end of can’t – you won’t. And this can be confusing – so how are you supposed to hear the difference between can and can’t, if we don’t pronounce the final T like “t”?

所以,如果你期待在can’t后面听到一个很重的t音,你就不要听了。这可能会让人困惑,如果我们不把最后一个t发得像t一样,你怎么能听出can和can’t的区别呢?

02

How to pronounce CAN

CAN如何发音

Here’s how you can do it – the word “can” is also pronounced differently in fast spoken English!

这就是如何你能区分它们的方法——can在语速较快时发音也是不一样的!

We usually don’t say can with a strong “a” sound.

can这个词在语速较快的口语中的发音也不一样。我们通常不会用很强的a音说can。

Instead, we say something like “kin” or “kn” – the word gets shortened, because the stress is usually on the main verb that comes after the word “can.”

相反,我们会说kin或者kn,因为重音通常在can后面的实意动词上。

Let me show you some examples to make it clearer:

我来举几个例子让你更清楚

I can swim.

I kin swim.

You can call me anytime.

You kn call me anytime.

We can give you a ride.

We kn give you a ride.

See how the word “can” sounds more like “kin”?

这些例子里can这个词怎么听起来更像kin的呢?

I kin swim.

You kn call me anytime.

We kn give you a ride.

Because the stress is on the main verbs, swim, call, and give.

因为重音都在动词swim, call和give上。

This pronunciation of “can” more like “kin” also happens in questions with “can.” Let’s look at some of these:

can的这种发音更像kin的现象,也会出现在带有can的疑问句中。让我们来看看其中的一些:

Can you close the window?

Kinya close the window?

How can I help?

How kn I help?

Where can we buy tickets?

Where knwe buy tickets?

When you understand that “can” typically sounds like “kin” and “can’t” typically sounds like can’t, this will help you hear the difference.

当你明白can通常听起来像kin而ccan’t通常听起来像can’t时,这将帮助你听出区别。

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