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Say It Right! contains a list of commonly mispronounced words with correct audio pronunciations and definitions in a Singaporean voice. Learn how to pronounce words like liaise, siphon, esplanade, almond, library.

  • Thailand

    Word pronunciation: tahy-land, -luhnd
    Definition: A country in South East Asia

    Example: She went to Thailand for a short holiday.

  • Thank

    Word pronunciation: thangk
    Definition: To express gratitude to someone for something they have done.

    Example: Please be courteous and say thank you.

  • Their

    Word pronunciation: thair; unstressed ther
    Definitions:

    • Belonging to or associated with the people or things previously mentioned or easily identified
    • Belonging to or associated with a person whose gender is not specified

    Example: The top group deserved to win their prize.

  • Thermometer

    Word pronunciation: ther-mom-i-ter
    Definition: An instrument that is used to measure temperature

    Example: The nurse used a thermometer to take my temperature.

  • Three

    Word pronunciation: three
    Definition: A number, one more than two

    Example: The teacher read the story of the “Three Little Pigs”.

  • Ticket

    Word pronunciation: tik-it
    Definition: A small piece of paper that allows you to take a journey by bus or train or attend a film or show

    Example: You need to buy a ticket to see the show.

  • Ticklish

    Word pronunciation: tik-lish
    Definition: Sensitive to being touched lightly on the skin

    Example: I have very ticklish feet.

  • Tree

    Word pronunciation: tree
    Definition: A tall plant with a wooden trunk and green leaves

    Example: That apple tree doesn’t bear anymore fruit.

  • Tsunami

    Word pronunciation: tsoo-nah-mee
    Definition: A destructive sea wave that is caused by an earthquake under the sea

    Example: Aceh experienced a disastrous tsunami in 2004.

  • Tuition

    Word pronunciation: too-ish-uhn
    Definitions:

    • Instruction, especially that received in a small group or individually
    • The payment for instruction, especially in colleges or universities

    Example: She attends tuition every Thursday after school.

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