In this English Pronunciation tutorial, we use the British Accent Method (BAM!) to overcome the common mistake that professionals often make when pronouncing the word ‘certificate’ in British English.
Do you know how to pronounce ‘certificate’?
The phonetic transcription of ‘certificate’ is: /səˈtɪf.ɪ.kət/
Here’s what you need to know about certificate pronunciation in English:
1. There are 4 syllables in this word.
2. The first and last syllables are weak syllables which means they are pronounced more quickly and with less volume than the other 2 syllables.
3. The stressed syllable is the second syllable. This syllable should be pronounced louder, and with more force and length than the other syllables.
The most common mistake non-native English speakers make with this word is pronouncing it with stress on the first syllable instead of on the second syllable.
If you do this, it will affect the rhythm of your speech when you use this word, which will stop you from sounding like a native
In this video, I break the word down syllable by syllable to show you how to pronounce it like a native so that you feel confident to use this word when you speak English.
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