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  • In this American English pronunciation video, you're going to come with me to the YouTube space in LA,

    在這集的美國英文發音影片,接下來跟我一起前往洛杉磯一個 YouTube 空間

  • where I don't know anyone. And we're going to go over introducing yourself.


  • Introducing yourself to a crowd of people, or even just one person, can make anyone nervous.


  • Doing it in a foreign language, even more so. So today we're going to go over a few


  • phrases that you might say when introducing yourself.


  • The first thing, of course, is saying your nameUsually you'll hear people say "I'm",

    首先,當然要說你的名字,通常你會聽到人們說 "我是"

  • or "My name is", or "My name's", contracting "name" and "is".  Some non-native speakers

    或是說 "我的名字是" 或 "我名叫" ,縮寫 "名字" 及 "是",有一些非以英語為母語的人

  • don't want to use contractions because they don't think it's clear enough, but we really


  • do want to use the contraction "I'm", and not "I am" because it can be much quicker,

    想使用 "我是",而非 "我~是~",因為這樣比較快捷

  • I'm, I'm, I'm, which puts the emphasis on the name, the most important part


  • This will also help smooth out your speech.  I'm Rachel, uhhh. All connected


  • Here are some people introducing themselves using "I'm".

    有些人自我介紹的時候使用 "我是"

  • >> Hi. I'm Beth Aweau. >> Hey guys. I'm Olga Kay.

    嗨 我是貝詩·阿維爾 嗨 各位 我是 奧爾加·凱

  • >> I'm Staci Perry. >> Um,. I'm Todd Bieber.

    我是斯塔奇·佩里 恩.. 我是 托德·比伯

  • >> Hi everyone. I'm Veronica Hill. >> Hey, I'm Rachel.

    大家好,我是維羅尼卡·希爾 嘿 我是瑞秋

  • >> Hi, I'm Hilah. >> Hi, I'm Rachel.

    嗨 我是希拉 嗨 我是瑞秋

  • >> Hi, I'm Christopher. >> I'm Bryan.

    嗨 我是克里斯托弗 我是布萊恩

  • Here's an example of someone saying "my name is," without contracting "name" and "is".

    這裡有個例子有人說 "我的名字是" 但是沒有縮寫 "名字" 及 "是"

  • >> Hi everyone. My name is Hetal Jannu.

    嗨 大家 我的名字是希特·珍紐

  • Notice that the stress of the sentence is still making her name the most important part.


  • My name is Hetal. My name is Rachelda-Da-da-DA-daIt's longer, louder, and higher in pitch than

    我的名字是希特 我的名字是瑞秋 da-Da-da-DA-da. 這長一點 大聲一點 高音調

  • the unstressed syllablesMy name is Rachel, Ra-, My name is Rachel.

    非重音的音節 我的名字是 瑞秋 我的名字是瑞秋

  • That's how we know it's the most important partSo in the phrase "my name is", "my" and "is" are both unstressed,

    這就是讓我們知道何為重點的方法 所以在這裡,"我的名字是" 中 "我的" 及 "是" 都是非重音

  • and so they need to be really unimportant, really quick, my [3x], is [3x].

    因為它們不重要所以唸得很快 我的 x3 是 x3

  • My name is, my name is. If every syllable is the same length, the same volume, and the same pitch,

    我的名字是 我的名字是 假設每個音節是相同長度、音量、音高

  • then we loose the character of American English, which is based on stressed vs. unstressed syllables.

    那就會失去了美語的特性 (音節發音的基礎就是重音與非重音音節)

  • We can also say "My name's Rachel", with the contraction. The rhythm there is da-DA-DA-da.

    我們也可以說 "我的名字是瑞秋" (使用縮寫) 這律動是 da-DA-DA-da.

  • "Name" is stressed because it's a nounBut my actual name, Rachel, will be more stressed.

    "名字" 是重音因為他是名詞,但是我的真名 瑞秋 要發音發的更重

  • And I should say, it's only the stressed syllable, Ra-, of my name that's going to be longer and higher in pitch

    我應該說 這是我唯一該強調的重音音節 我名字中的 Ra- 應該要更重並且更高音

  • The unstressed syllable, -chel, is just like any other unstressed syllable,

    非重音音節 -chel 就跟其他非重音音節一樣

  • even though it's in a stressed word.


  • >> My name's Aaron. >> Uh, what's up guys. My name's Todd.

    我的名字是 亞倫 發生甚麼事了啊! 大伙 我是陶德

  • >> Hi, my name's Sara.

    嗨! 我的名字是莎拉

  • Often what comes next in an introduction is saying where you're from


  • This can either be a job, if you're in a work context, or a place, your hometown or where you're currently living.  "From".


  • That's never going to be as important as the name of the place you're from.


  • It's a function word, so we want it to be unstressed, shorter than the stressed syllables in the sentence

    這是一個功能字,所以我們要他成為 "非重音",比句子中的重音音節短

  • from, fromListen to these people introducing the places they're from

    從...從... 注意聽他們從哪裡來

  • They're using the contraction "I'm" and "from" and then the name

    他們使用 "我是" 或是 "從..." 的縮寫唸法,比 "名字" 多

  • These two words are quicker and less important:  I'm from [3x].  I'm from Florida.  I'm from New York.

    這兩個字更快更不重要 我是從 (講三遍) 我來自佛羅里達 我來自紐約

  • >> I'm from Kapolei, Hawaii. >> ...from Seattle originally.


  • >> I'm from New York. You're from Texas? >> You're from, where, again?

    我來自紐約 我來自德州 德州? 你從哪來,再說一次?

  • >> I'm from Delaware.


  • Here's one last example of someone saying "I'm from", but he's giving his business,

    這是最後一個例子,關於有人說我來自 但是他卻說在業界的背景

  • the company he works for, not a city.


  • >> I'm from Upright Citizens' Brigade, uh, channel: UCBcomedy.

    我來自正直公民大隊 阿 一個頻道 (UCB 喜劇)

  • One fun moment I noticed is when Todd introduced himself and Bryan said "Ts'up Todd?" 

    那個好笑的時刻 我注意到陶德介紹他自己以及布萊恩說 "Ts'up Todd?"

  • Tsup, tsup.


  • >> Nice to meet you. >> Tsup, Todd? [4x]

    很高興見到你 Tsup,Todd? (講四遍)

  • TsupWhat is that wordThat's actually "what's up?"  I made a video a while ago on "tsup":

    Tsup,這是甚麼字呢? 這其實就是 "發生甚麼事?" 我剛剛錄了一段關於 tsup 的影片

  • how we'll sometimes reduce "what's", "it's", "that's", or "let's" to simply "ts".

    我們如何減少使用 "甚麼是"、"他是"、"那是"、"讓我們一起" 而變成 "ts"

  • TsupNow I know you're probably not hearing the P, but maybe you do notice my lips are

    Tsup?  現在我知道你可能沒有聽到 P,但是可能你注意到我的嘴唇

  • going into the position for itTsup.  P is a stop consonantThat means it's made up of two parts.

    進到了該有的位置,P 是一個停頓的輔助音,意思就是分兩部分

  • The stop, where the lips come together, tsup, and the release,

    停頓時,我的嘴唇就合再一起,tsup ,然後放開

  • where the lips parttsupSometimes native speakers leave out the releasetsup?

    這就是嘴唇的部分 有些時候以英語為母語的人不會放開嘴唇

  • "Stop".  "Nope".  You can too, just make sure you don't leave out the stop part of the consonant,

    "停" "不" 你也可以 只要確定你沒忽略停頓點

  • where the lips come together and the air is stoppedTsup?

    把嘴唇閉起來氣流就會停下 Tsup?

  • And finally, a phrase we often exchange when making an introduction is "nice to meet you".

    最後,我們常用一個片語去表達 "很高興見到你"

  • >> Nice to meet you. >> Nice to meet you, too.

    很高興見到你 也很高興見到你

  • >> Well, it was good to meet you, Hilah. >> Nice to meet you, too.

    好,希拉見到你真好 希拉: 也很高興見到你

  • >> Nice to meet you. >> Nice to meet you.

    很高興見到你 很高興見到你

  • Most people say 'nice to meet you', and probably you noticed that once I said "it's good to meet you".

    大部分的人說 "很高興見到你" 可能你注意到我說 "見到你真好"

  • "Nice", or "good", or whatever adjective you're using, and "meet" should

    "Nice", or "good 或是其他你正在使用的形容詞,和 "meet" 應該要是句中

  • be the two stressed syllables of that sentenceThat will contrast nicely with "to", which

    兩個重音的音節 他就會跟 "to" 作對比

  • will have a schwa instead of the OO as in BOO vowel, to, to, to.  "You",

    會用 ə 來取代 OO 變成 BOO 母音 to to to

  • since it's at the end of a sentence, will probably sound something likeyou, you, you

    從句子的最後,將可能聽起來像是 你你你

  • Low in pitch, quick, flat, and with a lot of the energy of the voice taken out.  "you", "you"

    低音高、快速、單調,拿掉所有的精力 你,你

  • nice to meet you.


  • We heard two different ways of pronouncing the T in "meet".  One is a stop T,

    我們聽到兩個不同的方式去發 meet 的 T 音,一個是 T 停頓

  • because the next word begins with a consonant soundMeet you, meet you


  • I cut off the airflow in my throat to stop the sound, to signify the T. 

    我用喉嚨切斷了氣流來停止發音來強調 T

  • I don't actually bring my tongue into position for the T, I just stop the air hereMeet you

    我發從 T 開始,舌頭並沒有動,我只是把空氣切斷

  • The other way of making the T is to make it a CH soundThis can happen to an ending T if the next word is "you",

    其他把 T 發成 CH 音 通常發生在 T 結尾並且後面接續著 "You" 這個字

  • meet you, meet youSo first, let's hear it again with the stop.

    見你,見你 所以,第一,我們在聽一次停頓

  • >> Nice to meet you. [4x]

    很高興見到你 (四遍)

  • And now with the CH sound.

    現在來發 CH 的音

  • >> Nice to meet you. [4x]

    很高興見到你 (四遍)

  • Meet you, meet youBoth are ok.

    見你,見你 都可以

  • In closing, here is one more introduction conversation I had with a great guy I met in LA named Zachary.

    在結尾,這裡又更多對話式的自我介紹,我在洛杉磯見過最有名的人名叫 扎卡里

  • >> Hi. >> Oh, hey.

    嗨! 喔 嘿

  • >> I'm Rachel. >> I'm Zach.

    我是瑞秋 我是扎克

  • >> Hi Zach, nice to meet you. >> Nice to meet you.

    嗨 扎克 很高興見到你 很高興見到你

  • >> So, we're here at the YouTube Space. So you must be a YouTuber.

    所以我們在 YouTube 空間 你一定是個 YouTube 愛用者

  • >> Yep. Make videos for kids. >> Yeah? What's your channel?

    是的 作一些給孩子看的電影 是嗎? 你是哪個頻道

  • >> Pancake Manor. >> Oh wow.

    煎餅莊園 喔 哇!

  • >> What's yours? >> Mine's Rachel's English.

    你呢? 我是 "瑞秋英文"

  • >> Oo. >> So I teach English on my channel.

    喔! 所以我在我的頻道教英文

  • >> Wow. You must have a lot of subscribers. >> I do, I do. But actually, let's talk about that word.

    哇 你一定有很多的訂閱者 我有 我有 但實際上我們討論關於字彙

  • It's subscribers, with an R. >> Oh. Subscribers.

    他是訂閱者 喔 訂閱者

  • >> Subscrrrr-, hold out the R. >> Subscrr, rr, -scribers.

    訂閱者 (R 發音請停頓)

  • >> Yeah, that's it! >> Subscribers.

    是的 這就是 訂閱者

  • >> Perfect. >> Yeah.

    完美 是

  • >> I'm going to tell my users about your channel, so they can go see you.

    我要告訴我的使用者關於你的頻道 他們就可以去看你

  • >> Cool, thank you. >> Yeah. It was great to meet you.

    酷 謝謝你 好 見到你真好

  • >> Nice to meet you. >> Ok, have a great day.

    很高興見到你 OK 這是很棒的一天

  • >> You too. >> Alright, take care!

    你也是 好 保重

  • >> Bye! Subscribers. Yeah.

    再見 訂閱者 Yeah

  • Thanks so much to all the wonderful people who were in this video


  • To learn more about them and their YouTube channels, follow the links in the video or in the video description.

    使用連結 或是頻道訂閱更多學習關於他們或他們的 YouTube 頻道

  • Practice your English. Make a video introducing yourself, and post it as a video response to this video on YouTube.

    練習你的英文 製作一個自我介紹的影片 公開在 YouTube 的影片回應

  • Or, just introduce yourself in the comments. I can't wait to meet you.


  • That's it, and thanks so much for using Rachel's English.

    就這樣,非常謝謝你使用 瑞秋英文

In this American English pronunciation video, you're going to come with me to the YouTube space in LA,

在這集的美國英文發音影片,接下來跟我一起前往洛杉磯一個 YouTube 空間

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