Pronunciation: BATTLE vs BOTTLE

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How can you make the difference when pronouncing the words battle and bottle?

Let me show you – my mouth is a little rounder with the “o” sound in “bottle.”

Try it with me – baaaattle, boooottle.

Pronunciation: BATTLE vs BOTTLE Espresso English

Some other pairs of words that have this difference are:

  • hat / hot
  • lack / lock
  • map / mop

Let me know if you have any more pronunciation questions and I’ll be happy to answer them!

Pronunciation: BATTLE vs BOTTLE Espresso English