500 – Do You vs. Did You Natural Pronunciation

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Hey guys it’s Michael here. This is episode 500. The first episode of the Happy English podcast was published on May 31, 2014. Since that time, we’ve covered a lot of different idioms, phrasal verbs, grammar points, and so on. It’s been quite an amazing journey up till this point and I’m really looking forward to the next 500. Of course, none of this would be possible if it weren’t for you guys, the audience. I know that some of you have recently discovered the podcast on streaming services such as spotify, and I also know that some of the listeners here had been with me since that very first episode. I really appreciate everyone’s support.

Today, I’d like to answer a question from Pablo, one of the listeners here on the podcast. Before we get to that, I should mention that if you have a request or a suggestion for a lesson here on the podcast, or on my YouTube channel feel free to send me a message or leave me a voicemail @myhappyenglish.com. Oka, back to today’s question. Pablo mentioned that he has a hard time distinguishing between the usual pronunciation of do you and did you. I think it’s a great topic to talk about because natural, native pronunciation can be tricky to hear sometimes. So, let’s check it out!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Do you like it? Do you is usually pronounced as dyu..do you…duh you…dyu…dyu.
  • Dyu like it?…Dyu think so?…Dyu wanna go?…Dyu have time?
  • Juh like it?… Juh think so?… Juh wanna go?… Juh have time?
  • Did you like it? Did you is usually pronounced as dih-joo.. dih-joo … dih-joo … dih-joo.
  • Dih-joo like it?… Dih-joo think so?… Dih-joo wanna go?… Dih-joo have time?
  • Dih-juh like it?… Dih-juh think so?… Dih-juh wanna go?… Dih-juh have time?
  • Do you like it?…Juh like it?
  • Did you like it?…Juh like it?
  • This is my new hat…Juh like it?
  • You saw that movie last nigh……Juh like it?

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