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PRONUNCIATION: short vowels: U vs A
the short u sounds similar to but not exactly like the spanish a.
The short a can often sound like “ea” in spanish.


cut (practice saying like cát)
cat (practice saying like keat)

butter
batter

fucked
fact

gut
gat

truck
track

hummer
hammer

fun
fan

rut
rat

bun
ban

bug
bag

junk
jack

run
ran

much
match

shut
shat

cup
cap

hut
hat

mut
mat

tub
tab

tug
tag

rum
ram

Gus
Gas

dud
dad

cub
cab

lug
lag

blubber
blabber

double
dabble

shutter
shatter

must
mast

some words with the short U sound:

the
done
some
come
what
somewhat fun
one
above
area
tuna
scuba
tuba
yoga
attend
amend
was
because
under
nation
anticipation
tough
rough

some words with the short A sound:

cat
pattern
attraction
sapling
matter of fact
aftermath
the glass shattered
pack your bags
track the package
acrobat
cat in the hat
ASAP
Larry
Matthew
Pamela Anderson