• US /ˈɔfən,ˈɑfən,ˈɔftən,ˈɑf-/
  • UK /ˈɔfən/
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  • adv. 常 ; 常常 ; 不時 ; 每每 ; 頻繁 ; 時常 ; 往往;
  • She often is late for class
  1. This is not the most mispronounced word in the English language as someone defined it. According to Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, the word "often" can be pronounced with the "t" (like off-ten) or without the "t" (oh-ffen). Many speakers use both the form without t and the form with it. Preference polls. Br. no t 73%, with t 27%. American English, no t 78%, with 22 %. (Longman Pronunciation Dictionary).
    A: How often do you check pronunciation dictionaries? B: Not very often. A: You should do it oftener.