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Old October 7th, 2006, 2:10 am
ominous ominous is offline
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Re: The Improve Your English Thread v3

The problem comes from the different sounding system between two languages.

Bad vs. Bed

For native speakers, it's no big deal. But for us Koreans, it is hard to differentiate those two words because in the Korean, there is only one vowel for this case. So, for us, Bad and Bed are fundamentally pronounced same.

The same goes to Base vs. Vase. We have no vowel equivalent to "v" sound. One of the hardest thing to master English.

Last edited by ominous; October 7th, 2006 at 2:13 am.
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