How to Pronounce CH, TR, J, DR – American English Pronunciation Lesson – Howtoshtab – how to, lifehacks, tips and tricks

hey it’s Jennifer from tarle speech with your pronunciation question we’re continuing today with r blends which are two sounds two consonant sounds put together and one of them being the R sound often times people will say to me the TR sounds just like a CH and the dr sounds just like a J sorry to tell you that is not true these sounds are distinct and different so let’s go ahead and take a look at these sounds we have CH in chain TR in train J in Jane and D r in drain yes these do sound similar especially the CH and the TR and the J and the D are that they are different and let’s look at how they are different the CH and the J sound are two consonant sounds this is two letters for one sound the CH is two letters only one sound and actually is made up of two sounds said so quickly together that it makes one new sound it’s a T plus an SH t touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth and then pull that tongue into the middle of your mouth for the sh sound ch ch for the J sound again we have a two sound combination the difference between the CH and the J is that your voice is on and in vibrating for the J and the two sound combination is the D and the zh so again you’re going to touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth then pull it into the middle of your mouth and let that air keep moving for the ZH sound J J so we have CH J chain Jane so you can hear those those sound a little bit softer than the TR and the D R those sound a little stronger because we have that R sound in there that is very voiced and very strong RR RR so again we’re going to start with the t touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth then move to the r again personal preference either people will roll their tongue back or put the tip of the tongue towards the bottom of the mouth and pull the back of the tongue up whichever one works for you the key is is to move quickly their the reason these sounds similar to the CH in so many people is because we’re quickly moving our tongue here and we’re quickly moving our tongue here and as you can see the SH and the R for some people they might be in a similar close position depending on where you make that sound in your mouth but if we listen to those two together they sound completely different chain train so you can get here on that second one that TR that R is prominent there and you can definitely hear it think people are hearing a little bit of that CH because you’re moving from the T to the R for the dr you’re gonna make sure that your voice is on for that d touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth dr dr drain so let’s listen to all those again ch tr j dr chain train Jane drain chain train Jane drain so again think about that R being a little bit stronger in that TR and the DR are combination one last time chain train Jane drain and let’s go backwards drain Jane train chain give it a try I know people are going to notice the difference if you found this helpful please give us a like and a share subscribe so you never miss a video and if you have questions visit us at Tarle Speech dot com thanks so much and have a great.

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