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Español: Pronunciación de tsunami en Inglés con vídeo · Italiano: Pronuncia di tsunami in inglese con video
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Tsunami is a multisyllabic word / phrase. We are building a video-based pronunciation dictionary and usage API to help you learn how to pronounce and use tsunami, along with tens of thousands of other English words and phrases.

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a colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes

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Thoughts* on how to pronounce tsunami

This particular word has been growing in popularity given recent natural disasters in places like Japan. The origin of the word is actually Japanese; hence, it might seem unusual to an English speaker. In particular, the beginning consonants, 'ts', seem to be what might make the word hard to pronounce. We think that by not overemphasizing the beginning t, achieving the pronunciation gets easier.

*These are free thoughts on the pronunciation of tsunami, 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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