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Arabic English Pronunciation

Accent Reduction for Arabic Speakers

5 English pronunciation tips for Arabic speakers who want to improve their English accent:

1) /p/ and /b/

  • Arabic speakers can easily make /b/.
  • /p/ is made with more air and less voice (if you put your hand on your neck, you shouldn’t feel vibrations when saying /p/).
    • penBen
    • pack – back
    • poured – bored
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2) /f/ and /v/

  • Arabic speakers can easily make /v/.
  • /f/ is made with more air and less voice (if you put your hand on your neck, you shouldn’t feel vibrations when saying /v/).
    • finevine
    • fan – van
    • few – view

3) R

  • R is made with the tip of the tongue curling back in the mouth. We don’t touch the top of our mouths when pronouncing a R sound in English.
  • We only pronounce a R sound when there is a vowel sound after it: Really, Tree, Carry
  • We don’t pronounce a R sound when there is no vowel sound after it: Car, Learn, Here

4) TH

  • This is made by putting the tip of the tongue by the back of the upper front teeth.
  • Keep the tip of the tongue relaxed.
  • Compare:
  • Ttin – thin
  • Dden – then

5) Vowel sounds

  • Arabic only has a few vowel sounds. English has about 20.
  • Arabic speakers need to be particularly careful of the various O vowels:
  • Notice the difference between the ‘o’ sound in:
  • Long Moving Vowel /əʊ/ – go, no, so
  • Short Steady Vowel /ɒ/- dog, not, hot
  • Long Steady Vowel /ɔː/- door, core, four

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