How are you doing?

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Listen:

I think the interesting thing here is the way the position of the stress changes the sound of “are you”, because these words are weak, or unstressed. “Are” becomes /ə/. You need a very relaxed mouth for this sound. Your mouth should be just slightly open, with your tongue relaxed, and neither front nor back. Just make a little noise with your voice.

Listen:

“You” is pronounced with the same vowel sound. Try putting them together now.

The phrase is an informal way of saying “How are you?”. You can use it to greet a friend.

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