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new words

Post by bongoblue » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:42 pm

Im a student nurse and I struggle with pronunciation and obs there a lot new and medical words. Any help or tips?

Thanks :ghug:

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Re: new words

Post by Tom fod » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:06 pm

The names of medicines and conditions often have complex names some of which are foreign. you could try using recording them using voice search but there's no guarantee Siri, Google or Alexa can pronounce them any better.

Do you have any specific examples?

Asking people to repeat or give you more details of the context in which a word is used can help you where words or names are similar sounding but have different meanings or effects. They are difficult for everyone so try to avoid being really hard on yourself if you make mistakes.

With a foot full of bullets I tried to run faster but I just hobbled on to the next disaster.
(from Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Foot Full of Bullets)

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