How do we pronounce Bears?
Is pint and bear pronounced the same?
Beer and beard are pronounced basically the same: beard is like beer with a ‘d’ on the end. Bear is different: it’s pronounced like ‘bare’. The essential difference is that bear uses the monophthong ɛː while beer and beard use the diphthong ɪə.
How do you pronounce bear pain?
How do British say pint?
We use pint to mean a beer in a pub.
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