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Como se pronuncia Busy

Busy Bee pronuncia Busy asi Bzzzi

A Busy Bee!

Here’s a simple exercise to improve a very common word.  This word is common yet many Spanish speakers struggle to pronounce it well.

Busy – Occupied. (ocupado)

Pronounce “Busy.”  Go ahead. Did it sound like…

If so, congrats!  If not, let’s work on some rhyming words.

Fizzy – Carbonated (espumoso)

Dizzy – light-headed, spinning feeling (mareado)

Gaseosa Fizzy

Postobon soda is fizzy!

Fizzy and dizzy are pronounced as they look.. Fizi. Dizi. And busy is actually pronounced the same! Bizi.

So let’s practice pronouncing Busy, Fizzy, Dizzy.

My day is busy. The Sprite is fizzy. I feel dizzy.

He is busy.  The Colombiana is fizzy. The roller coaster looks dizzy.

Busy. Fizzy. Dizzy.

Good luck with your busy pronunciation!

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Me hace dizzy!

Uf, dizzy!


Prounounced, NOT Pronounc-ed!! … Simple Past Pronunciation

…Pronunciación del Pasado Simple

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En nuestra serie ‘errores comunes en Bogota’, notamos unos errores de pronunciación o malentendimiento de la parte de Colombianos.  ¿Cometes uno de los errores comunes?

Talk Ed! Talk Ed Harris!

You've been living a lie Truman! I mean, don't pronounce the 'Ed'!

There is one common mistake I have heard alot of Rolos, alot of Colombians
make that shows they are still at an intermediate level
and it sounds weird. They add an unnecessary “ed” sound to verbs in past tense. Talk-ed? Talk Ed? You want Ed to talk?

It is pronounced…. not prounc-ed.  Hold on, I left out an important fact.  Sometimes we do say the ‘ed’…

Submitted for your approval… the rules for pronouncing ‘-ed’ endings!

1. For the majority of regular verbs in past tense, we run the sounds together or combine the consonant sounds so that we end the verb with a ‘t’ or ‘d’ sound depending on the word or your accent.

2. For regular verbs in past tense that already have a ‘t’ or ‘d’ finishing sound in present,  we pronounce the present tense form and add an ‘ed’ sound.

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3.  For all those irregular verbs, this rule doesn’t apply.  Check out a list of 50 irregular verbs.

Present … Past …. Pronunciation (escrito según sonidos españoles)

Talk … Talked …. Talkt

Pass … Passed …. Past

Submit … Submitted …. Submitid
Save … Saved …. Sevd

Look … Looked …. Lukt

Paste … Pasted …. Pestid

Play … Played …. Pleyd

Shine … Shined …. Shaind
There’s another word that starts with Shi and should be pronounced with ‘id’ but I shouldn’twrite it.  Do you know how it should be pronounced?
Want to improve your pronunciation? BBE wrote a great article on pronunciation here.

…Pronunciación del Pasado Simple

Hay un error común cual he escuchado de Rolos, de Colombianos que manejan un nivel intermedio de inglés, se suena raro;  adjuntan un sonido ‘id’ para la terminación del pasado de los verbos. ¿Cómo? Talk-id? Talk Ed? Quieres que Ed habla? 

No se dice ‘pronounsid’; digamos ‘pronounsd’.  ¡Espera! Dejé un hecho importante.  A veces decimos el ‘id’….

Sometido para aprobación: las reglas de pronunciar las terminaciones con ‘-ed’

1. Para la mayoria de verbos regulares conjugados al pasado, combinamos el sonido del ultimo consonante con ‘t’ o ‘d’ depende de la palabra o su accento.

2. Para los verbos regulares con un sonido de terminación de ‘t’ o ‘d’ en la conjugación presente, pronunciamos la terminación de  ‘-ed’ igual al sonido ‘id’.

3.  Para los verbos irregulares, no se aplica la regla. Se puede ver una lista acá.

Presente … Pasado …. Pronunciacíon (escrito según sonidos españoles)

Talk … Talked …. Talkt

Pass … Passed …. Past

Submit … Submitted …. Submitid
Save … Saved …. Sevd

Look … Looked …. Lukt

Paste … Pasted …. Pestid

Play … Played …. Pleyd

Shine … Shined …. Shaind
Pues, hay otra palabra que empieza con ‘shi…’, pero ¡no voy a escribirla! ¿Cómo se pronunciaría? 😉