How to pronounce 'restaurant'




This lesson is about a place where we go to eat. A restaurant.

 

 

The word 'restaurant' has three syllables,

 

Rest au rant

 

and, many students stress the three syllables evenly, which results in:

 

Rest au rant

 

But in fact, we pronounce these syllables with the following rhythm:

 

One / Two/ Three And this gives us

 

Restaurant.

 

The stress is almost the same as a two syllable word – restrant – with just a moment of the 'au' sound between 'rest' and 'rant'.

 

Notice the last syllable is pronounced 'rant' and not RAN T. The 'ant' part of the word is pronounced the same as in the word 'want'. Want, ant, rant, restaurant.

 

Listen and practise:

 

Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant

 

Listen to these questions and answers.

 

Q: How often do you eat in a restaurant?

A: I eat in a restaurant once a week.

 

Q: What is your favourite restaurant called?

A: My favourite restaurant is called 'Junipers'

 

Q: Where is your favourite restaurant?

A: My favourite restaurant is in the centre of town.

 

 

Listen to the questions again, but this time, you answer the questions. Give an answer that is true for you.

 

Q: How often do you eat in a restaurant?

A

 

Q: What is your favourite restaurant called?

A

 

Q: Where is your favourite restaurant?

A:

 

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