Christmas – the t is Silent

christmas photoWhen trying to be an English duck, you could bite your tongue off trying to pronounce English words correctly – not knowing that you shouldn’t have. One good example is the word “Christmas.”

Did you know that the “t” in Christmas is silent? For most native speakers, this might come naturally, but for foreign learners of the language, you could be saying the wrong thing while thinking you’re saying the right thing.

That’s because the rules of English pronunciation, along with just about every other area of English, are so inconsistent, complicated and come with so many exceptions.

So, the next time you mispronounce an English word, don’t be so hard on your self: you might be in some very good company. For now, just remember that the “t” in “Christmas” is silent. Say, “chrismas.”

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