How to pronounce BEER, BEAR & BEARD | English Pronunciation
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Today I just have a short video for you. We are going to look at the
pronunciations of these three words. We’ll look at both the British and American
pronunciations. Before I continue, remember that you can
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if you want to be updated on new videos. Okay, let’s first look at this word. In the UK and Australia the standard
pronunciation is: beer. Be-er. Beer. This is a bottle of beer. You do not pronounce the R unless the
next word starts with a vowel sound. For example: I would like beer and chips
for dinner. Beer and chips. Because I’m a healthy person. In standard American pronunciation,
the R is always pronounced. Beer. Beer. Now let’s look at this word.
In British pronunciation it’s: bear. Bear. A koala is not a bear. Like with “beer”, in
British pronunciation you only pronounce the R if the following word starts with
a vowel sound. In American pronunciation you always pronounce the R.
Bear. Bear. Now, how do you think
this word is pronounced? You might think that it’s pronounced “behd”
or “behrd”, but it is actually closer to the first word: beer. In fact it is exactly the
same as “beer”, but with a D on the end: beard. I know, it doesn’t really make sense.
If you don’t know what a beard is, it’s the hair that some men
allow to grow on this part of the face. At the moment, particularly in
English-speaking countries, they’re quite fashionable, especially among hipsters. Just so I don’t offend too many people,
I have nothing against short, well-maintained beards, but these long
ones like this that look like you could store food in them for later…
Well, to each his own. Anyway, the British pronunciation is: beard. The American pronunciation is: beard. Beard. Thanks very much for watching.
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