Work on this word today and you’ll master it by tomorrow. 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 ‘tomorrow’.
This week’s Word of the Week is ‘tomorrow’. ‘Tomorrow’ is a three-syllable word with stress on the middle syllable. So, we have da-DA-da. Tomorrow, tomorrow. The first syllable follows the same rules as the word ‘to’. So, the vowel will reduce to the schwa. To-, to-, just like the word ‘to’. You may even make the first sound, the True T, a Flap T, depending on the sound before. Check out the video on how to say the word ‘to’ for those rules.
The second syllable, stressed, begins with the M consonant sound: tom-, tom-, tom-. Then we have the AH as in FATHER vowel, so the jaw will need to drop. Tomo-, tomo-. Then the tongue will pull back and up for the R consonant sound. Tomor-. And the jaw will close for that somewhat as the tongue raises towards the roof of the mouth: tomor-, tomor-. And finally, in the last syllable, we have the OH as in NO diphthong. Tomorrow, tomorrow. So make sure your lips round for that. Tomorrow. What are you gonna do tomorrow? Did you notice? I didn’t make a True T, I made it a Flap. Do tomorrow. Do to-, do to-, do tomorrow. What are you going to do tomorrow?
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.