English words can be really confusing sometimes.
In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words.
This week we’re going to talk about how to say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’.
To say “Happy Valentine’s Day” you need to learn 2 important things: 1. How to pronounce the /a/ as in ‘cat’, and 2. Learn the difference between B and V (to all you Spanish speakers out there).
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:
Happy: ha-pee [IPA: ˈhæpi]
Valentine’s Day: va-l’n-tainz dey [IPA:ˈvæl.ən.taɪnz ˌdeɪ]
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