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German Audio Request

24 Words / 1 Recordings / 2 Comments
Note to recorder:

Natural speed please, with a flat tone. Vielen dank!

/ɔɪ̯/ /aɪ̯/
neun nein
Häuser heiser
Säule Seile
Eule Eile
Leute leite

/b/ /p/
graben Grab
Diebe Dieb
gaben gab
Staube Staub
hoben hob



Dec. 5, 2020

Yes, it's correct, in spoken language, a -b at the end sounds pretty much like a -p, and a -d sounds pretty much like a -t. In fact, one of the most valuable pieces of advice to me in order to sound more "English" when speaking English was that native speakers in that language do specifically not do that, as opposed to us.
If you ever listen to professional speakers, they may make sure to pronounce these sounds specifically as they're written, though.

Dec. 5, 2020

I see. Thank you for the clarification, and the recording is greatly appreciated as usual. :)


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