“th” [θ] [ð] Consonant Sounds in English Pronunciation

Voiced or voiceless Consonant Sound?
Voiced or voiceless Consonant Sound?

If you think the word threw and through are pronounced differently, well, you think wrong. If you look them up in the dictionary, both words are written in the same IPA symbols: /θru:/

Listen to the audio from Elemental English http://www.elementalenglish.com/?powerpress_pinw=4767-podcast 

“th” [θ] (voiceless – no vibration in the vocal chords)

As in …

think

thanks

through

math

nirth

depth

sixth

mouth

“th” [ð] (voiced – the vocal chords vibrate)

As in …

this

that

the

although

breathe

Watch this video from Rachel. She will teach you how to pronounce “th” consonants with the American accent. 

To know whether you have got the hang of the “th” [θ]  [ð] pronunciation, why don’t you try this tongue twister? Let’s see how your tongue get tangled up. 😀

Tongue Twister
Tongue Twister
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