The question is: What does the correct pronunciation sound like?
We already know what the current pronunciation sounds like, since we can hear it.
I was thinking it might be more in line with the alphabet sounds: "oo-Meh-yesh", except said more quickly., like "oo-mesh" with a diphthong on the "e".
That's the way I practice Russian words - sound out the syllables according to the alphabet sounds, then listen to the audio and adjust how I say it. Hopefully, when I finally talk with native-speakers, I'll be able to adjust it even more finely, after they stop laughing (with me, not at me).
Update: I discoverd forvo.com, where you can hear it pronounced by native speakers. There's a fairly wide variation in the sound, but it's close to what I said it would sound like using Russian alphabet sounds. Have a listen: https://forvo.com/word/%D1%83%D0%BC%D0%B5%D0%B5%D1%88%D1%8C/#ru
i'm not a native speaker of russian, but i don't think that your answer is correct. The verb уметь rather express one's ability of doing a certain activity, whereas "what do you know?" sounds to me more like... "что ты знаешь (о моём друге?). i may not be right, but this is the way i see the "problem"
I hear the long e as in me, and the short e esh on the phone app. I have noted that the speakers are sometimes different when I use the desktop version. In particular, there is a male voice which I never hear on the phone app. His pronunciation of готовить sounds like it ends in "itch." Is there much variation for Tb? I thought ть is "Ti" - short i. Forvo doesn't have anything similar to his pronunciation, st least to my ear.