How to pronounce 'helpful' in British English (1 out of 998):

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Phonetic:

When you begin to speak English, it's essential to get used to the common sounds of the language, and the best way to do this is to check out the phonetics. Below is the UK transcription for 'helpful':

  • Modern IPA: hɛ́lpfəl
  • Traditional IPA: ˈhelpfəl
  • 2 syllables: "HELP" + "fuhl"

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Tips to improve English pronunciation:

Here are 4 tips that should help you perfect your pronunciation of 'helpful':

  • Break 'helpful' down into sounds: [HELP] + [FUHL] - say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
  • Record yourself saying 'helpful' in full sentences, then watch yourself and listen. You'll be able to mark your mistakes quite easily.
  • Look up tutorials on Youtube on how to pronounce 'helpful'.
  • Focus on one accent: mixing multiple accents can get really confusing especially for beginners, so pick one accent (US or UK) and stick to it.

To further improve English pronunciation, we suggest you do the following:

  • work on word/sentence reduction: in some countries, reducing words and sentences can be seen as informal but in the United States, it's completely normal and part of everyday conversation (eg: what are you going to do this week end → what you gonna do this week end). Click gonna and wanna for more examples.
  • work on your intonation: stress, rhythm and intonation patterns are not easy to master in English but they are crucial to make others understand what you say. It's what expresses the mood, attitude and emotion. Check out Youtube, it has countless videos related to this subject.
  • subscribe to 1 or more English teaching channels on Youtube: it's free and it covers the core topics of the English language. Check out Rachel's English, English With MisterDuncan and BBC Learn English to name just a few.