TalkEnglish Logo

Pronouncing the letters M, N, and NG

Listen to the lesson

Instruction: These three sounds are mostly made with the nasal pathway.  For M, press the lips together and make a sound blowing air out of the nose.  For N, press the tongue on top of the upper portion of the mouth and blow air out of the nose.  And for NG, press the very rear portion of the tongue and upper mouth together and blow air out of the nose.

These three sounds are made the same way using the air you breath out of the nose.  The only difference is the lip and mouth position.  If you plug your nose and try to make this sound, it will not be correct.

Here are some words and sentences to help you hear what they should sound like.  Click on any word or sentence to hear the correct sound.

Mary
Amount
Drum

"Mary was very moody after the mid-term exam"
"The amount of sugar she used for the muffins was perfect"
"Stop beating the drum at 1 in the morning"

Nice
Nancy
Pedestrian

"They could not be any nicer."
"Nancy was not herself that morning"
"The pedestrian helped the old lady cross the street"

Bring
Dancing

"Tell the young maid to bring the mop"
"The couple were dancing all night long"

영어 회화를 단기간에 완성하세요. 800 페이지가 넘는 레슨과 8000 개 이상의 오디오 클립을 다운로드 하시고, 자신을 영어 환경에 항상 노출 시키세요. 인터넷이나 컴퓨터에 상관없이 MP3 플레이어를 통해 언제나 영어를 듣고 따라할 수 있습니다. 영어회화 다운로드 페이지로 이동하시면 좀 더 자세한 내용을 알려드립니다.