I am vietnamese person I am learn vietnamese because actually I am learning English by Vietnamese
We don't pronounce the very last consonants of a word as they should be in English. For example: "nước" is pronounced as /'nʊək/ without the /kə.../ sound at the end of it.
Try saying /nʊək/ then stop immediately when you reach the end of the word. Don't make the extra /kə.../ sound which is like you are gargling or clearing your throat. The same rule applies to most of the last consonants of any other words. This makes "uống nước" sound like "uốnước" /'uon'ʊək/ without the /kə.../ sound at the end of it.
nước sounds like it is using the first tone rather than the fifth tone. Is that right?
Don't really know what order of tones you have mentioned but "nước" should be pronounced with this tone: acute [Name] , / [Diacritic], "mé" (to cut off) [Example]
Can somebody please explain the letter 'y' in me it confuses mẹ a lot, eg why is there a y after ấ ?
ấ + y -> ấy. To make the sound "ấy", you have to combine "â", "y" and the accent ' above "â". See the brief guides at the beginning of each lesson for more information.
The word that fits a liqiud that apeared on my choice is juice and it didn't count that Im correct