How do you pronounce this word?

You see the word “content” in a piece of writing. But how do you pronounce it?

There are two ways. It very much depends on the meaning. The stress is either on the first syllable – CONtent (in German: ‘Inhalt’). Or on the second syllable – conTENT (in German: ‘zufrieden’).

Help with pronunciation

Do we pronounce the “t” in “often” or not? And how do we pronounce “either”. Is it /ˈaɪðər/ or /ˈiːðər/? (Don’t worry if you can’t read the phonetic symbols, just watch the video clip.)

I agree with this gentleman here. It’s your decision whether you want to pronounce the “t” or not in “often”.  And, good news! You can decide whether you’d rather say /ˈaɪðər/ or /ˈiːðər/!