/ough / Sound – Pron Series EP 4

english language

Hi everybody. My name is Ivan and I’m here to talk to you today about how to pronounce the letters ough. There are at least seven different pronunciations. The most common is an /ɔː/ sound, like in bought, thought, brought and fought. Another pronunciation is /ʌf/, as in rough, tough and enough. Another pronunciation is /əʊ/ in though, although and dough. A further pronunciation is /aʊ/, as in bough and plough. Another pronunciation is /ə/, as in thorough and borough. And the last two are /uː/, as in through and /ɒf/, as in cough. And that’s how we pronounce ough. Thank you.

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