Actual Pronunciation

The pronunciation of Actual differs slightly between US and UK English:

US Pronunciation:
/ˈæk.tʃ.u.əl/ (AK-choo-uhl)

- "Ac" is pronounced like the "ac" in "acorn"
- "tu" is pronounced like the "tu" in "tutorial"
- "al" is pronounced like the "al" in "all"

Here's a breakdown of how to pronounce each syllable:
- AK- (like the "ack" in "acker")
- choo- (like the "choo" in "choose")
- uhl (like the "ull" in "full", with a slightly different vowel sound)

UK Pronunciation:
/ˈæk.tʃʊ.əl/ (AK-choo-ul)

- "Ac" is pronounced like the "ac" in "acorn"
- "tu" is pronounced like the "tu" in "tutorial"
- "al" is pronounced like the "al" in "all"

Here's a breakdown of how to pronounce each syllable:
- AK- (like the "ack" in "acker")
- choo- (like the "choo" in "choose")
- ul (like the "ull" in "full", with a shorter vowel sound)

Both pronunciations are widely accepted, and the difference is mainly in the vowel sound of the third syllable. In US English, the "u" is pronounced more like "uh", while in UK English, it's pronounced more like a shorter "u" sound.

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