How to pronounce BEER, BEAR & BEARD | English Pronunciation

By Brian Lemay 37 comments

Hi guys, welcome back to English with Max.
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.
If you found this useful, please click the thumbs up,
and don’t hesitate to leave a comment. Bye-bye.


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Jan 1, 2018, 8:11 am Reply

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Kamlesh Saini

Jan 1, 2018, 8:27 am Reply

A hipster keeps a long fashionable beard, right?
Please let me know if I'm right or wrong!

Kyungil Cho

Jan 1, 2018, 8:33 am Reply

hello!i really like watching your useful utubes~!

Юрий Руденя

Jan 1, 2018, 8:40 am Reply

Can bears shed beer on their beard?

Wilfried Mathias

Jan 1, 2018, 8:56 am Reply

Thank you Max!
Have a lovely New Year!


Jan 1, 2018, 8:57 am Reply

Thank you for your efforts. Lucky back. You are a fantastic teacher. Have a good century.

Long Nguyen

Jan 1, 2018, 9:56 am Reply

Happy New Year Max. I wish you all the best for year 2018. Love Max!

Nikolay Sidorov

Jan 1, 2018, 9:57 am Reply

Hi, Max! as I met the new year ……. I do not think that you bought this bottle of beer for yourself!


Jan 1, 2018, 10:05 am Reply

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Jan 1, 2018, 10:13 am Reply

Thank You, Max!
For the complete set it was necessary to add the word "bird'. It is very similarly too.

Evgeny M. / Ευγένιος M.

Jan 1, 2018, 10:16 am Reply

"Don't forget to share with your friends" – 0:28 :))))
I shared with my best friend Woody W. :)))

Thomas Schmitt

Jan 1, 2018, 11:23 am Reply

I really like your pronounciation videos, they always help a lot. Btw: there is a poem called "The Chaos", maybe one day you can read it to us 🙂

Júlio César Lima de Sousa

Jan 1, 2018, 1:12 pm Reply

Hi Max! Very useful! Thanks. I wish you, Frank, George and all your family a Happy New Year. Happy 2018!

Ehsan Khan

Jan 1, 2018, 2:10 pm Reply

Happy New Year Max. The vid was really helpful. Inserting expression "to each his own" is a lovely idea. keep it up.

Al N

Jan 1, 2018, 2:16 pm Reply

Thx Max, good job.

Rezaul shumon

Jan 1, 2018, 5:32 pm Reply

Thank u! Particularly is a difficult word to pronounce, as January; February and some of the ordinal numbers (th at the end)!


Jan 1, 2018, 8:11 pm Reply

Best english with Max video ever! thanks a lot!

Carlos Augusto

Jan 1, 2018, 11:08 pm Reply

Hi, Max. How was your Christmas doing?. I hope you haven't drunk too much. sorry…bad joke!. I was wondering what's the difference between those words you teach in your video and the word "bird"?. It seems all of them sound quite similar.

Ricado j. Valdez

Jan 1, 2018, 4:09 am Reply

En la ultima pronunciacion en AE es como pajaro , entonces como se pronuncia pajaro.?para eete caso?

Ulisses Oliva

Jan 1, 2018, 10:53 pm Reply

I'm new here! You are amazing!

Leo Chong

Jan 1, 2018, 1:21 am Reply

I love this! Thank you!


Jan 1, 2018, 7:37 am Reply

Hi Max,

Thanks for the video.

Why the comparison is always between British and American English in spite of the fact that there are several other countries speak English like New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and you home land?

Is it relevant to any political dominance the US enjoys?

Why it's unusual or rare to find Can. Eng. Vs. Irish or Australian Vs. NZ?


Just_Like YOU

Jan 1, 2018, 9:42 pm Reply

If I'm not mistaken, I've met this form for expression: " to each THEIR own". Could natives say that?

Leo Touriste

Jan 1, 2018, 8:38 am Reply

Thanks for your videos and Best wishes for the New Year!

Fabio Labanca

Jan 1, 2018, 2:31 pm Reply

I always wanted to know this! Thanks Max for helping us learning English.

Vladimir Gorbachev

Jan 1, 2018, 10:36 pm Reply

I like this lesson. Short, clear, useful. That downloaded in my long-term memory. Thanks.

Rutger Birnie

Jan 1, 2018, 3:32 pm Reply

Nice beard!

Regivaldo Silva

Jan 1, 2018, 4:03 pm Reply

existe um trocadilho em português com o coala que é assim : porque o coala não é um urso ? porque ele não é coalificado pra isso

L. McClane

Jan 1, 2018, 8:32 pm Reply

One time in Russia, they had a new law taking effect where you couldn't buy beer after midnight…but someone had written on the sign that after midnight, you were no longer allowed to buy "bear" 😀

a cg

Mar 3, 2018, 7:44 pm Reply

After a beer every guy with a beard look like bear.

Imu Alone

May 5, 2018, 9:24 pm Reply

you always fantastic teacher

Just Chaos

May 5, 2019, 9:27 am Reply

In india we call bear as beer


May 5, 2019, 12:51 pm Reply

Then what about bare ?

Luis Pinon

Jul 7, 2019, 4:40 pm Reply


Saadon Aksah

Sep 9, 2019, 4:49 pm Reply

nice one! 👍


Dec 12, 2019, 2:35 am Reply

Thanks a lot

gaurav srivastava

Jan 1, 2020, 5:52 am Reply

Thanks max.. It was really very helpful.. Happy new year and your dimples are so cute..

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