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Days of the week

How to Pronounce the Days of the Week

In order to pronounce the days of the week clearly and correctly, you should be aware of
four pronunciation rules.

1. Syllable stress

Since days of the week are compound nouns, you need to stress (emphasize) the first
syllable. This rule applies to most compound nouns.

2. The correct sounds of S

When the letter S is located in the middle or at the end of a word, you’ll often need to
pronounce it with a /z/ sound.

3. The interdental Th sound

You need to use a clear interdental Th sound in Thursday.

4.The tapped T sound

You need to use a tapped T sound in Saturday.


Here’s my semi phonetic spelling of
the dayz of the week.
• MONday
• TUEzday
• WENzday (note the dropped syllable)
• THURzday
• FRIday
• SAdurday
• SUNday

Source: http://www.confidentvoice.com/blog/how-
to-pronounce-the-days-of-the-week
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Monday [ ˈmʌndeɪ ] [ ˈmʌndeɪ ]


Tuesday [ ˈtjuːzdeɪ ] [ ˈtuːzdeɪ ]
Wednesday [ ˈwenzdeɪ ] [ ˈwenzdeɪ ]
Thursday [ ˈθɜːzdeɪ ] [ ˈθɜːrzdeɪ ]
Friday [ ˈfraɪdeɪ ] [ ˈfraɪdeɪ ]
Saturday [ ˈsætədeɪ ] [ ˈsætərdeɪ ]
Sunday [ ˈsʌndeɪ ] [ ˈsʌndeɪ ]

Audio – 1. 10 – page: 148 (student’s book)