How to pronounce


American Pronunciation: Orangutan: /ɔˈræŋɡəˌtæn/ Explanation: There are a few key components to this IPA transcription: 1. The first syllable is "ɔˈræŋ" which is pronounced as a combination of "aw" and "rang". This sound should start at the back of the mouth and then move forward when pronouncing the "n" sound. 2. The second syllable is "ɡəˌtæn" which has the same "aw" sound as in the first syllable, followed by a "g" sound that is pronounced at the back of the throat. The final syllable ends with an "n" sound, similar to the first syllable. Overall, to pronounce "orangutan" in American English, you would start with the "aw" sound at the back of your mouth, move forward while saying "rang" and then say "ga" at the back of the throat before ending with the "n" sound at the front of your mouth. British Pronunciation: Orangutan: /ɒˈræŋɡəˌtæn/ Explanation: The main difference in the British pronunciation is the stressed vowel sound. While in American English the "a" in "orang" is pronounced as "aw", in British English it is pronounced as a shorter and more closed "o". This results in the British pronunciation sounding more like "oran-gu-tan" rather than "aw-rang-u-tan".

Definition of


Orangutan (noun): a large, mainly arboreal ape with long reddish-brown hair, native to tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Example 1: "We saw a group of orangutans swinging gracefully from branch to branch in the rainforest." Example 2: "It is estimated that there are less than 100,000 orangutans left in the wild due to habitat loss." Example 3: "The orangutans at the zoo were a popular attraction for visitors."

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