Can I get you something?


Notice how unstress means the vowel in “can” disappears, and we pronounce the “t” in “get” with a glottal stop, down where you make a /h/ sound, ready for the /j/. This is a polite offer, so keep the key high, especially at the end. This will sound more polite and friendly.

This means “Would you like a drink, or something to eat?”. We’re getting into “party season”, so this week we’ve had a few phrases to help you hold your party in English.

Have fun. And leave the car at home if you’re planning to have a drink.

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