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thanks Ronnie. i hope you teach a lesson about saying years.

Monday, January 21st 2013

Thanks

Monday, January 21st 2013

Dear Ronnie , Can you tell me the pronunciation of these (s) in Charles’s?
thank you

Monday, January 21st 2013

    Hi ! I’d like to answer if it doesn’t bother you.

    you pronounce a “i” between the two letters S. The “i” sound that you find in the word “miss” or “bis”. Remember, this sound is different of the “ee” sound. http://www.engvid.com/english-pronunciation-i-ee/.
    I hope I could help.

    Monday, January 21st 2013

    “Charlie-Z”

    Monday, January 21st 2013

      hi Ronnie…
      i wanted ask you a que..As im an indian..its really confusing for mr when i see guys from america pronouncing “J” as an “H”..as in “Marijuana”..”Hallelujah”….so i’d really like to know about this from you…i hope you’d take a class on this one..an advance thanx from me..

      Monday, January 28th 2013

        It’s because “marijuana” is a Spanish word, and Spanish has different pronunciation rules. Here are some rough guidelines:

        – “j” sounds like “h”
        – “ll” sounds like “y”
        – “ñ” sounds like “ny-”

        So, for example, “marijuana” is pronounced “MARE-i-HWAN-a” “jalapeño” is pronounced “HAL-a-PEN-yo” and “tortilla” is pronounced “tor-TEE-ya”.

        Edit: Oh, I forgot “hallelujah”! “Hallelujah” isn’t Spanish, it’s Hebrew. Hebrew has a different alphabet, and traditionally in English the Hebrew “y” consonant is spelled “j”. Usually the “j” is pronounced like in English, but “hallelujah” is an exception. It is also spelled “alleluia”.

        Monday, January 28th 2013

          thanx a lot..i didn’t expect that i’d get such a quick reply from the EngVid guys..wud’ve been more happier if Ronnie herself had answered the que…anyways i needed an answer, doesnt matter who answers it…

          Tuesday, January 29th 2013

          Ronnie does answer questions, but if your comment goes into the moderation queue, chances are I’ll see it first!

          Tuesday, January 29th 2013

      Dear Ronnie! Thank you so much for what you do! I have a little question about pronunciation: as I understand in American English short O (in words like hot\honest\walk) sounds a bit like U (like in hut\sun). What about the long O like in door\shorts\born? Is that a clear sound O, or does it also have a tendency to sound similar to A (like in dArk)?

      Saturday, October 5th 2013

      Dear Ronnie, as I understand in American English short O (hot\honest) is pronounced a little like U (similar to hut\”hunest”), but what about the long O (like in door, all, awkward, shorts, torn, born)? Is it also similar to AH (like in dark) or is that a clear sound Ooo? Thank you so much!

      Sunday, October 6th 2013

Please, how to pronunce “th” in “other”? if possible make a video, thank you very much.

Monday, January 21st 2013

    It’s pronounced like the th in “the” or “weather” — for more on how to pronounce the different “th” sounds, see this lesson.

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Very nice expalanation, very nice teacher..thaks a lot Ronnie

Monday, January 21st 2013

Nice!

Monday, January 21st 2013

Hi Ronnie, firt of all thank you very much for taking the time to do this lesson. We are all very gratefull for your work.
I’d like though make a few comments about this lesson and give some ideas ^^
I wonder if the second symbol’s “leg” isn’t inverted ^^ .
Secondly I find that’s a pitty that you didn’t make use of one of your theories about pronunciation that usually replaces IPA. For instance : Last lesson you wrote “cuhd” to explain how to pronounce “could”.

I’m working on a theorie that says pronouncing “hat” is like “heh-at” “bag” “beh-ag” “cat” “keh-at” but I would need some comment of a professional like you.

So my little and humble idea was that you could make a 2nd part for this lesson where you’d add the sound “e” as “said” “beg” “het” and “sec” so that we can also hear the contrast with “sad” “bag” “hat” and “sack” as well as “sod” “bog” “hot” and “sock”.

I just wanted to give some ideas with this comment. I love your ways to teach.

And if you ever need some help in Portuguese, Spanish or French I’m your guy ^^.

Carlos.

Monday, January 21st 2013

    Thanks for the suggestion!!!!!

    Monday, January 21st 2013

      thank you so much Ronnie about all the great effort that you do

      Friday, January 25th 2013

nice expalanation, nice teacher..thaks a lot Ronnie

Monday, January 21st 2013

Hi Ronnie, you’re a very good teacher. I think you’re a very kind people too. Thank you a lot !

Monday, January 21st 2013

Hi, I have been learning English for over 3years now and my writing is decent. My speaking however is huge problem, for some unknown reason I stutter alot when speaking in English. I never stutter when speaking French, Arabic or other languages I speak. What can I do to reduce the stutter?

Monday, January 21st 2013

Wow, Carlos! Você é o cara!!!

Monday, January 21st 2013

    Que é isso senhorita, fiquei todo vermelho ao ver seu comentario ^^

    Tenha um bom dia.

    Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

      Nao senhorita,Carlos, sou casada, entao, senhora, ja que vc quer ser formal kkkkkkkk (Brazilian Laugh)

      Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

      WOW!GREAT. u can speak french.lucky u.i want to learn french but it’s so difficult for me.:(

      Saturday, February 2nd 2013

    Hello Elisangela,
    Nice to meet you,I’m from São Paulo-Brazil,my name is Marcelo. I’m studying English here in Brazil. I’m married and I’d like to get some friends that live in another country in specially from the Canada. Is a country that have very wish to know. I’ve plan to make exchange in Canada and I’d like to receive some tips of better school,etc. My address of email is in my profile.
    If hasn’t trouble for you I wait your help to improve my learning.
    Take care,bless you God.

    Sunday, February 3rd 2013

first of all a big thank you to all of the teacher
this site helps me alot
I’d like to have a lesson on the particule like : up off out on in….when it changes the verbe like: give / give up or give in

Monday, January 21st 2013

thanks ronnie!

Monday, January 21st 2013

Thanks a lot!

Monday, January 21st 2013

Hi Ronnie,

I am a great fan of your’s :). I would like to know some tips about business email writing. while talking with the customers over phone, Some time it hard for them to understand me. Do you think I am from India thus they can understand me? Or I need to change the way I speak? I face this problem particularly for USA customers not any other country. Need some tips from you.

Thanks
Aaliya

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Can you have some topics use of the following,

1.Apparently
2.In fact
3.Actually
4.Indeed

5.Obviously
6.Literately
7.Clearly
8.Openly

Thanks.
Tamil Eelavan
(sunshine19n9@gmail.com)

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Than you Ronnie

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Thank you Ronnie

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

    thanks all

    Thursday, June 13th 2013

I am realy interesting Thanks so much.

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Hi Ronnie, could you tell me what did you said at the end of the video? “till then … (what?)”

thanks

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

    Hi ! I’d like to answer if you don’t mind.
    “Till then” is an expression that replaces “good bye” when we are persuaded that we will meet the other person. It’s like if you said the whole phrase: “Good bye till then.” or “Good bye till/until the moment we see each other again.” Using online translators would help you very much even if it’s not a bad idea to ask in here either, as I will take the oportunity to help you and learn at the same time.

    I hope this will help you.

    Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

      Yes, it’s clear, thanks.
      Maybe i formed question in incorrect way.
      The question is what is very last word in this video (there are another Ronnie’s videos with same words at the end).
      If i turn on auto subtitles, there appears “till then kato’s”. What’s “kato’s”?

      Thursday, January 24th 2013

Dear Ronnie, could you please tell me that which one is correct and why?
what else it could be?
or
what else could it be?

if possible please make a video on this to let us know about it clearly.
Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Thank you Ronnie, love your way of teaching! :)

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Thank you, Ronnie!

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Thank you so mush

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Thank you …Nice

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

This webpage is not available i still confuse where do i use to and for

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Thanks Ronnie for your great lessons! ^^

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Hi Ronnie.

Im new here!
You’re a very good teacher and your classes are so good!
Thanks’ I’ll keep studing with them!

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

    Hi Ronnie.
    Im new here!
    You’re a very good teacher and your classes are so good!
    Thank’s I’ll keep studing with them!

    Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Hahhaha why were you laughing when you said “sack” ?? Ronnie!
I love when you say Miauuuu! Hahaha do you love cats?
Regards

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

    Sack is slang for “huevos”!!!!!! ( Not the chicken kind of huevos)

    Tuesday, January 29th 2013

hi, Ronnie. Thank you so much. bye

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

until then Ronnie.

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

O! A!
Thank You Ronne

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

hi ronnie..I would like to ask you a question out of our lesson if you don’t mind
………….
we say
A man of principle or a man with principleS
or both are correct???
thank you so Much

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

    They are both correct.

    Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

      may allah bless you .thanks ;

      Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Hi Ronnie
Please, Could you help me with relative clause, because Iam very confuse with that

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Very good work

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Many Thanks . I would like to explain like lake look lick armpit

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

    Like = LYE-K
    Lake = LAY-K
    Look = lou-k
    lick = li-K

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

THANK U RONNIE HOW TO PRONOUNCE WATER AND WINDOW

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

THANK U SO MUCH RONNIE

HOW TO PRONOUNCE WATER

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

hi Ronnie how are you doing today. the reason of my message is that, i am very like you and you least ion your speech style so nice, and i want meet you but how.? how do i improved my English now. tell. have day good to see you tomorrow bey Eng . Arshad Hassan From Pakistan in Karachi.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

hi ronnie;you a very good teacher; thanks too much for your explanation i follow your lesson every day.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

hello Ronnie thank u soo much for the lesson it isreally interesting to learn english with u i wanna more lesson because i have problems with ponunciation please

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

this’s the first video i’v been watching for you Ronnie it was really nice, useful and funny

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

You are very funny. I really like your lessons.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Hi..! Ms Ronnie, I would like to you help me .I’m had a lot of trouble sound pronunciation three word are: FAX , FACT AND BAD WORD ( F… )
THANKS……!!!!.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    Fax = “fakssss”
    Fact = “fa-kT”. You really have to say the T!
    F&ck = “Fu-K. You have to say the K!!!

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    I checked it in IPA because I wasn’t sure about “fact”, and I thought that the letter “t” isn’t often pronounced. But it looks like that only the plural form has the feature. :)

    Pronunciation “facts”
    (US, Canada, standard) IPA: /fækts/
    (US, Canada, informal or dialectal) IPA: /fæks/
    Homophone: fax

    Wednesday, January 30th 2013

hello M/s Ronnie how are you doing now.
i was sent the message. what about the it? way do you not replay beck.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

hey Ronnie youtube is blocked here in Pakistan, so is it possbile to send me all your lesson videos.? My id is abidrasool94@gmail.com

Thursday, January 24th 2013

    Sorry, you’ll have to use a proxy/VPN to watch them!

    Friday, January 25th 2013

Thanks Ronnie for the detailed explanation completely

Thursday, January 24th 2013

I love you Ronnie <3 thanks for the awesome work!
I like you style of teaching so much :)

Friday, January 25th 2013

Hi roonie,
Great lesson

Friday, January 25th 2013

Dear Ronnie, thank you for giving clear understanding in English use. it’s very helpful for me;-)

Friday, January 25th 2013

Ronnie M’am.. Thanks lot.
It helps me lot.

Friday, January 25th 2013

Hi Ronnie! I love your blue jacket, you look beautiful, thanks for teaching us.

Friday, January 25th 2013

nice…..

Friday, January 25th 2013

Thank you ronnie!!! you’re amazing!

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Thanks very much Heather for your prompt reply. For explanations you are wunderful

Saturday, January 26th 2013

thank you teacher :)

Sunday, January 27th 2013

Hi Ronnie , I love the you way you teach, it’s so funny, Thank you :)

Sunday, January 27th 2013

thank you ronnie

Monday, January 28th 2013

thanks to your lesson I have more self-confidence on coping with pronunciation.
Is there a posibility to prepare a lesson of the followings words’ pronunciation

“true” “during” are both words sound like
“ch” ?

Thanks for yours all help to esl students

Monday, January 28th 2013

    Ok! I will try to make a lesson for you!

    Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Good morning Ronnie,
Can I use “something” in questions? (Do you have something to declare?)
Thanks in advance.
FEAZ
IRAQ

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

    Yes!

    Tuesday, January 29th 2013

thanks

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Hi, Ronnie. Thank*s a lot for your lesons. I have some problems wıth pronuncıatıon of consonant. For example: LET’S DROP. When there are T,S,D… It is awful for me, few consonants are one by one. How can I improve my pronuncıatıon?

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Can you teach detail about conditional zero first second third

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

u r very good

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Hi RONNIE I am Froam INDIA and i am your new student.Ilearn basic grammer from your lesson.Thanks RONNIE U TEACH US VERY EASY WAY. IF IN THIS COMMENT IHAVE DONE ANY MISTAKE PLEASE CORRECT IT. THANK U SO MUCH AND LOVE YOU.

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

more samples

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

thank you and god bluest you

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

thank you ver much indeed for Explaition regarding like lake look lick lock

Thursday, January 31st 2013

Thank you so much for teaching me and my child, I wish you all the best

Thursday, January 31st 2013

Thank you!

Thursday, January 31st 2013

thank you,expecting more lesson.you are a good teacher Ronnie..

Thursday, January 31st 2013

    thank you

    Thursday, January 31st 2013

hi ronnie
ill like to know how to start learning english from the very beginnig ,i`m trying to help my wife so she can learn english, she speak spanish only

Thursday, January 31st 2013

you are the best teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thank you

Thursday, January 31st 2013

Thank you!

Friday, February 1st 2013

Thank you Iam sudanese

Friday, February 1st 2013

you are the best ! thank you :)

Friday, February 1st 2013

Ma’am I hope you remember that I had requested you to do a lesson on clauses and you had replied that you will try to do it as soon as possible…ma’am I really need your help..I have my exam on 20 feb..please help me before that..I request you..please help!!

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Hi, thank you Ronnie.

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

It’s nice.
Thank.

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

Thanks Ronnie, I’m learning too with your nice lesson. You’re very funny and I really love your method.

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

Thanks Ronnie!

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

Hi Ronnie, I’m confused. Canadians pronunce caught and cot with the same vowel, but that vowel is /ɑ/ or /ɒ/? I like these videos where we can learn english vowel sounds :)

Monday, February 4th 2013

Many thanks for this good clip where most of personal will get benefit from it.

Monday, February 4th 2013

Ronnie mam, can you explain me about apostrophe rules?

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

I want to know too, how do we talk on the phone?

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Ronnie Mam, please tell me about the article.

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

thanks, you are my best teacher..

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

hi ronnie,I live 2 hours away from obihiro..thank you so much…I need to improve my speaking ability, ALT teacher come visit to our church sometimes and I can hardly speak english..Any plans to come visit hokkaido?hope to meet you in person….God bless ronnie…

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Hi Ronnie,
Thanks a lot for your video. I like the way you teaching very much.

Friday, February 8th 2013

thank you

Saturday, February 9th 2013

thanks

Saturday, February 9th 2013

Thanks Ronnie for the lesson. Do you have any lesson about the different between “V” sound and B sound ?

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

She a nice teacher

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

I really enjoyed that lesson!

Thursday, February 14th 2013

HI Ronnie how are you …you are good teacher

Thursday, February 14th 2013

fun & useful thanks Ronie :)))

Friday, February 15th 2013

U are the best teacher ever

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Hi Ronnie, I love your lessons. I’m moving to Toronto with my family in July and I would like to know your e-mail. We are going in order to improve our skiils in English and we have questions about the best way to do this. Could you please help us?
Thank you
Dimas

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Thank you Ronnie. You’re the best teacher :)

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Thank you a lot:)

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thanks viva ronnie kiss for you I lack heard 80/100
I hope I see before I hear great sound
I love to learn the English language wonderful world
I write with translational
Thanked God bless you Health always happy
Night happy my skype. steve.mcqueen48

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Profesora Ronnie, de verdad muchas gracias, con usted sí voy a aprender.
¡Muy bien por su buen humor!

Sunday, February 24th 2013

gary good i am not good aspeek englesh u can helpe my plese ..

Thursday, February 28th 2013

Awesome! You`re great! learning with you is pretty easy! thanks!

Thursday, March 7th 2013

thanks i would more help for how to use my tang ? plz

Friday, March 8th 2013

hi my most respected teacher Roni,
i like your teaching and love her, tell me tips how i can learn easily, i have no environment like english speaker(people) where i speak it if u have skype ID please tell me, i promise u am not to narrow you plzzzzz am just want learning i struggle it lonely obediently!

Saturday, March 9th 2013

Hi Ronnie,
Thank you very much for your tips on speaking English and pronunciation lessons posted on this website. They are very practical and helpful!
Wondering if you can prepare a video focusing on the difference of the pronunciation of following words:
Paul, pull, Pool;
fall, full, fool;
van, vine, wine;
said, sad, side;
head, had, hide;
beck, back, bike;
case, kiss;
cake, kick.

Once again Thank You!

Sunday, March 10th 2013

Many thanks Ronnie,you are the best.
I would like to explain (cups) and how to generate with caps when someone speak with me.

Monday, March 11th 2013

thanks a lot romnnie the way of ur explaining is really well

Monday, March 11th 2013

I never found so much fun in English before. You are a great teacher. Every time I watch your video I think to myself how could you be so dramatic, so enthusiastic. I am really amazed by your accent, the way you make fun and your body language. I respect you Ronnie. At the same time it seems I am falling in love with you :) Take care.

Wednesday, March 20th 2013

    Your comment is so well written I would feel bad about deleting it, but from now on, please don’t talk about being in love with the teachers, it is not polite. You may also want to give this video a watch…

    Friday, March 22nd 2013

Thanks to you, I could have a fun time.
How to pronounce A and O was very easy to understand.
At the same time I could know the meaning of IPA.
Please keep uploading new videos.

Sunday, March 31st 2013

Thank u very much

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

thank u ronnie …thanks a lot …

Thursday, April 11th 2013

thank you very much i hope that you make a video for the poem The Chaos ( Dearest creature in creation studying English pronunciation…) as i think it will be helpful for learning thank you again and this is the link for it
http://www.madore.org/~david/misc/english-pronunciation.html

Monday, May 6th 2013

Unlike American lazy fatassed chicks – Canadian girls are super hot and sexy … just like Ronnie here …

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

this is a good site for teaching English

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Hello Ronnie! I feel so confused:( I have difficulty with the sound of bag, hat, Dan…
For example: the ‘a’ of bag and Dan, sounds more ‘e’ to my ear, while it sounds ‘a’ in cat , sack, caps. Moreover, In a lesson given by Alex, he taught us the pronunciation of these words: man, land, band, tan, Anne and I noticed the ‘a’ sounded almost like an ‘e’. It was very very open. Can you understand my doubt? To conclude, I still don’t understand how to pronounce this vowel, which sounds like an ‘a’ and an ‘e’ at the same time!!!!
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Thanks!

Thursday, June 27th 2013

Thank, I try to lean english!!

Monday, July 1st 2013

Thanks Ronnie.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

Thanks.

Saturday, August 17th 2013

thanks you

Sunday, August 18th 2013

thanks you :) !

Monday, August 19th 2013

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Friday, August 23rd 2013

put a sock in it what is the the meaing Ronnia please

Sunday, September 8th 2013

Thanks! :D

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

pleas pleas pleas
what is the sentence is
easy squezy
easy ………. squesy

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

thanks !

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

Hiya Ronnie!! May I ask you to teach us a lesson for the following words: in/at. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORT AND TIME! Take care!

Friday, November 22nd 2013

Hi Ronnie, I enjoyed all of your lessons. They helps a lot :)
Besides A and O, I am also confused by the U sound. eg. bat, bot, but. cap, cop, cup. Fall , Full, fool, those are difficult to me to tell apart. Would you shoot a video about those pronunciations? Thanks!

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Try to do it well

Monday, December 16th 2013

Very clear

Thanks

Monday, January 13th 2014

Thanks Ronnie ! Your are the best!

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

very very good!

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Thanks Ronnie! It is very useful

Monday, April 21st 2014

Ronnie, please¡¡¡ Spaniards have difficulties in saying two sounds. CUT and CAT sounds the same for us. Could you help me?

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Hi Ronnie can you help me with the pronuntiation of the letter ch when sound like “k” and when like “ch” for example mechanic, stomach, chorus etc.

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Hi Ronnie, I’m so sorry for this stupid question, sometime I hear people say ‘æ’ like ‘e’, can you explain me why? some words like: back ( my teacher say like ‘beck’, she is russian), flat, dance?

Thank you so much.

Saturday, July 19th 2014
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