While many consonant sounds are generally shared through all accents, vowel sounds help us to determine specific regions that people may be from. Today we'll breakdown a couple of sounds that contribute to the "American twang". These sounds are not 100% necessary for your spoken English to thrive, but will certainly give your English speech a unique, American sound.
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Follow along with these idiomatic Expressions:
1. To stand one's ground Holding true to one's beliefs
Whether you're right or wrong, if you stand your ground, you'll prove a point.
2. Safe and sound Out of danger and unharmed
Let me know once you're safe and sound, at home.
3. Pounding down Striking downwards repeatedly and forcefully
The rain pounded down for hours.
4. Give someone a hand To help someone
Give me a hand so that I can finish this quickly.