There is a Spanish pronunciation of this word, and an American one. Learn how to practice this word by breaking it down sound by sound, knowing what’s stressed and what’s not. Then put it all together to feel confident using this word in American English conversation.
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In this American English pronunciation video, we’re going to go over the pronunciation of the word ‘burrito’.
This week’s Word of the Week is ‘burrito’. Now, this word comes from Spanish, but it is oh so common now in American English, and we do pronounce it differently. It’s a three-syllable word, bu-rri-to, with stress on the middle syllable. So, it starts with the B consonant, and we have the schwa vowel in that first, unstressed syllable, bu-, bu-. Then we have the R consonant and the EE as in SHE vowel. Burri-. So the tongue will pull back and up for the R sound, and then come back down with the tip here for the EE vowel, -rri-. The front part of the tongue will stretch towards the roof of the mouth for the vowel. Burrito. Then we have a T, but it comes between two vowel sounds, so it is a Flap T. And finally, the OH as in NO diphthong in the last, and unstressed, syllable. Burrito [3x]. I’m going to eat a burrito for lunch.
That’s it, your Word of the Week. Try it out yourself. Make up a sentence with the word, record it, and post it as a video response to this video on YouTube. I can’t wait to watch it.
That’s it, and thanks so much for using Rachel’s English.