Afraid Pronunciation

Afraid Pronunciation in American and British English:

American English (US) Pronunciation:

IPA Notation: /əˈfreɪd/
Phonetic Spelling: uh-FRAYD

Breakdown:

/ə/: The first syllable is pronounced with a schwa sound, which is a neutral, unstressed vowel sound (like the "a" in "sofa").

/ˈfreɪd/: The second syllable is stressed, with "ai" pronounced like the "a" in "say," followed by a "d" sound.

British English (UK) Pronunciation:

IPA Notation: /əˈfreɪd/
Phonetic Spelling: uh-FRAYD

Breakdown:

 /ə/: The first syllable is the same as in American English, pronounced with a schwa sound.

/ˈfreɪd/: The second syllable is stressed, and the pronunciation is quite similar to the American version, with "ai" pronounced like the "a" in "say," followed by a "d" sound.

In both American and British English, the pronunciation of "afraid" is very similar, with slight regional variations in accent but not in the basic phonetic structure.

You can listen to the pronunciations online through dictionary websites like Cambridge Dictionary or Merriam-Webster. This will help you hear the slight differences in accent.

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