课程 3

How do you say the words you see and hear in the news? In Pronunciation in the News, we take a word that's dominating the headlines and teach you how to say it like a native speaker. In this episode, we're looking at the word dementia.

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Pronunciation in the News

Dementia

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity.

Dementia means a medical condition, causing the memory and other mental abilities to gradually decline. It particularly affects old people.

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How do you say 'dementia'?

  • There are three syllables: de-men-tia
  • The stress is on the second syllable: de-MEN-tia
  • 'tia' is pronounced /ʃə/
  • In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /dɪˈmenʃə/

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  • Pronouncing 'dementia'

    There are three syllables: de-men-tia

    The stress is on the second syllable: de-MEN-tia

    'tia' is pronounced /ʃə/

    In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /dɪˈmenʃə/