When it comes to pronouncing names of famous cities, places, and people we usually have a pretty good idea of how to pronounce them accurately.
However, If you listen closely, you may discover that you are pronouncing those words closer to the way you say them in your native tongue, and not how you’d say them in English (since it’s usually the same word).
This is why I made this video (and also because I miss New York)
Here’s what you’re going to learn today:
1. How to pronounce New York (and a common mistake non-native speakers make)
2. How to pronounce Manhattan, and in particular, how to pronounce the end part ‘-tan’ like a local (a sound that is also found in ‘mountain’, ‘Hilton’ and ‘Kitten’)
3. How to pronounce the other boroughs: Brooklyn, The Bronx, QueenZ, and Staten Island.
4. What are my favorite New York songs
Tell us in the comments below what your favorite borough or neighborhood is!