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How to pronounce - 'P' in English

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Parrot

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Purple

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Pig

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Words with multiple 'P' sounds

  1. perpetual motion
  2. people power
  3. purported
  4. popular opinion
  5. preposterous suggestion

Words with multiple 'P' sounds

  1. Impression e sound in the middle No Shwa 2nd syllable

How to make this sound

p is a consonant made by closing the lips together and then popping the lips open by pushing air out between the lips. p has no voicing from the throat. If you try to voice from the throat the sound changes to a b sound.
Examples - Play taboo word describing with these words. pie, apartment, envelope, party, apple, open, hope, people, ripe, pocket, opposite, hop, pub, paper, tap, plenty, copy, map, positive, happen, popular, stop, zipper, keep, possible, puppy, pen, tapping, tip,

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  1. Please pass the pepper pot
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  2. That person dropped a penny in the park.
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  3. Please paint the poster purple.
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  4. The pop group played perfectly at the pub.
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  5. I put the pen in my pocket.
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  6. put that piece of pudding on a paper plate.
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  7. prepare for supper at the prince's palace.
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  8. She placed peter before paul and pamela.
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  9. perhaps pensioners are the people who should stop paying.
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  10. peoples pennies provide plenty of personal possiblities for politicians.
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