For many of us, immigrants and English as a second language speakers, Thanksgiving is not just a holiday. It is also a word that is very difficult to pronounce. I struggled with it for quite a while and couldn’t pronounce it clearly enough. Then I tried something that helped me and now I’m sharing this trick with you. I hope it helps you as well.
Here it is: the word consists of two parts “thanks” and “giving” since the idea of the holiday is “giving thanks” for everything good that we have in our lives. So if you have a hard time pronouncing this word, try reversing the parts and pronouncing “giving thanks” a few times, at first slowly, then gradually increasing the speed. Giving thanks, giving thanks, giving thanks….I bet after that, you’ll find it easier to pronounce “Thanksgiving”.
Please let me know if it helped.
By the way, did you know that this year, Butterball -the largest producer of turkey in the country- announced a shortage of the juicy birds? What happens if you don’t find a fresh turkey in your store? Follow the advice of this turkey in the picture and eat ham!