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What is the correct way to say ‘comfortable’ when so many Americans say it in different ways? In today’s Minute English lesson, we will review the different pronunciations and practice an easy way to say “comfortable” like an American.
You know what word is hard for my students?
It kind of looks like it should be comfortable but no one says it that way.
Or comfortable or truly available self.
Greater extent than they always feel comfortable articulating.
That drill was to make you comfortable being uncomfortable.
You go ahead and sit back in your comfortable chair.
Pretend it’s spelled like this:
How would you say that word?
That’s how most Americans say that word most of the time not com-for-ta-ble. It’s simpler, it’s smoother, just make it three syllables.
Let’s get comfortable with the word ‘Comfortable’.