African Pronunciation

Hello, sir or madam, if you are confused about how to pronounce African correctly, don't worry; this pronunciation guide will help you pronounce African in UK and US English.

British English
American English
African IPA (key) in American English and British English.

African Pronunciation in British English

IPA (key): /ˈæf.rɪ.kən/

Breakdown:

  • /ˈæ/: sounds like the 'a' in "cat"
  • /f/: is the 'f' in "fun"
  • /r/: is the 'r' in "run"
  • /ɪ/: sounds like the 'i' in "sit"
  • /k/: is the 'k' in "kite"
  • /ə/: is the 'a' in "about"
  • /n/: is the 'n' in "nice"

Sounds like: "AF-ri-kun"

African Pronunciation in American English

IPA (key): /ˈæf.rɪ.kən/

Breakdown:

  • /ˈæ/: sounds like the 'a' in "cat"
  • /f/: is the 'f' in "fun"
  • /r/: is the 'r' in "run"
  • /ɪ/: sounds like the 'i' in "sit"
  • /k/: is the 'k' in "kite"
  • /ə/: is the 'a' in "about"
  • /n/: is the 'n' in "nice"

Sounds like: "AF-ri-kun"

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