Break ‘commando‘ down into sounds: [KUH] + [MAAN] + [DOH] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
What commando means?
“Going commando” is a way of saying that you’re not wearing any underwear. The term refers to elite soldiers trained to be ready to fight at a moment’s notice. So when you’re not wearing any underwear, you’re, well, ready to go at any moment — without pesky undies in the way.
How do you pronounce commondo1?
Is the D silent in width?
The ‘th’ in the preposition ‘with’ is voiced; the ‘th’ in width (forget the ‘d‘) is voiceless. Just pronounce ‘width‘ with a voiceless ‘th’ (forget the ‘d‘).
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