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"the" pronunciation for "the USA" and "the United States of America"

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:17 pm
by weitings
How do you pronounce "the" for "the USA" and "the United States of American?"
Do I make the same pronunciation of "the" for "the USA, the UK and the UN?"

Re: "the" pronunciation for "the USA" and "the United States of America"

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:53 am
by Joe
The letter U may be a vowel but in United it is pronounce "you" - ie it the sound starts with a consonant. When words start with a consonant sound we normally use "thuh" and when words start with a vowel sound we use "thee":

thuh USA :ok:
thuh United Kingdom :ok:
thuh UN :ok:

https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/the.htm

Re: "the" pronunciation for "the USA" and "the United States of America"

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:32 am
by jiyakhattak
weitings wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:17 pm
How do you pronounce "the" for "the USA" and "the United States of American?"
Do I make the same pronunciation of "the" for "the USA, the UK and the UN?"
YES THESE ARE RIGHT PRONOUNCIATION

Re: "the" pronunciation for "the USA" and "the United States of America"

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:33 am
by jiyakhattak
Joe wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:53 am
The letter U may be a vowel but in United it is pronounce "you" - ie it the sound starts with a consonant. When words start with a consonant sound we normally use "thuh" and when words start with a vowel sound we use "thee":

thuh USA :ok:
thuh United Kingdom :ok:
thuh UN :ok:

https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/the.htm
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