How to pronounce
Pronouncing the word ‘benefit’ correctly is essential for non-native English speakers. This word has three syllables, and to pronounce it correctly, each syllable needs to be pronounced separately. To do this, start by saying ‘be’ and then add ‘ne’ and finish with ‘fit’.
The first syllable, ‘be’, should be pronounced with the lips rounded and the tongue slightly behind the teeth. The ‘e’ should be pronounced as a short, flat sound, with the mouth closed. The second syllable, ‘ne’, should be pronounced with the lips slightly parted and the tongue pressed against the roof of the mouth. The ‘e’ should be pronounced as a short flat sound, with the mouth closed. The third syllable, ‘fit’, should be pronounced with the tip of the tongue slightly behind the teeth and the lips slightly parted. The ‘i’ should be pronounced as a short flat sound, with the mouth closed.
Once all three syllables have been pronounced correctly, the whole word should be said quickly and clearly. To practice, repeat the word ‘benefit’ several times until you can confidently pronounce it correctly. With practice, you’ll be pronouncing this important English word correctly in no time.