2013-09-14Really? You didn’t pay with money?

Translation: « J’ai acheté ça pour dix boîte

Listen to the mistake:
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Listen to the correction:
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Cause of confusion: There is no short u sound in French.  It is often confused with a short o sound. Short o sounds like the sound you make when a doctor asks you to stick out your tongue. The short u sound is like in the word up. For more information, see O or U.Facebook

Correct it:  Listen aggressively to notice the nuances between vowels.  For dock, drop your chin and hold the sound longer.  For duck, keep the sound short and raise the edges of your mouth (as if you’re smiling). Say “I bought that for ten bucks.

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Saying “I bought that for ten box.”
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Saying “I bought that for ten box.”