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Español: Pronunciación de about en Inglés con vídeo · Italiano: Pronuncia di about in inglese con video
Português: Pronúncia de about em inglês com vídeo · Français: Prononciation de about en anglais avec la vidéo

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About is a multisyllabic word / phrase. Its diphthong might add complexity when learning its pronunciation and usage. We are building a video-based pronunciation dictionary and usage API to help you learn how to pronounce and use about, along with tens of thousands of other English words and phrases.

Typical dictionaries provide you with audio snippets and usage examples like below:

wandering about with no place to go
a few spectators standing about
I've had about all I can stand

Our service extends existing pronunciation dictionaries by adding visual and situational context.


Thoughts* on how to pronounce about

The pronunciation of the word 'about' is one of the most often used examples when differentiating American and Canadian accents. It is common, for example, to hear a Canadian pronounce the word as if the 'u' were replaced with an 'o'.

*These are free thoughts on the pronunciation of about, and they will likely evolve overtime. They are typically informal and may use different a phonetic pronunciation alphabet from time to time.

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