Can any native speaking German tell me how pronounce the following German words?
The words are:
ich - kaiserslautern - munchen - leid - shon - thom
I am trying to self-study German, but I am finding the pronunciation especially difficult. I really hope to have a German e-pal and I can help him improve his English or even help him learn Arabic from scratch. I am Egyptian, male, 28yo.
Thanks in advance.
- aboukir200Lv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Not native but here goes:
ich - ich (hard "ch" sound Greek "Chi")
kaiserslautern - KI serz LOW turn (Low as in "allow")
munchen - MUN chen (first part, hold your mouth as if you were saying long "u", but say long "e". Second part, same sound as ich)
leid - Sounds like English "light"
shon- Schon (already) pretty much like English "shone."
schoen-(pretty) As with Munchen, hold your mouth like you were saying long "o" and say "e." Sounds almost like "shern."
You'd probably do well to get some tapes or CD's of German grammar and pronunciation, but hope this helps.
- willLv 41 decade ago
ich - ick or ish
kaiserslautern - ki - ser - sla - oot - ern
munchen - mund - chin
leid - leit
schon - it'll sound like shern
thom - tom
good luck with your studies!