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towerbridge77
Argentina

Help with Pronunciation
 
Help with pronunciation
 
Hi people!
 
My students need to talk about the " minutas" for their meetings but we´re not sure about their pronunciation. Could you pls help us?
Thanks in advance!!!
Help with pronunciation
 
Hi people!
 
My students need to talk about the " minutas" for their meetings but we´re not sure about their pronunciation. Could you pls help us?
Thanks in advance!!!
´Hi!
 
Dear Zailda thanks for the link but I still have my doubt:
when you are talking about minutes (of a  meeting) should you pronounce it /minits/ or /mainats/? Always in the plural, right?
 
THanks in advance!!!!!

4 Nov 2009      



meuge
Argentina

Hi!
As far as I know both minutes ( time-related and related to the written records of a meeting...) are both pronounced /minits/

May be someone else can add something....

M. Euge

4 Nov 2009     



Kate (kkcat)
Russian Federation

Hello, oh, I think I know what confuses you.
The word minute has several meanings and 2 ways of pronunciation. Let ´s see. MINUTE /minit/ -  part of hour, very short time, exact moment, short note, record of meeting (in the meaning ´ record of meeting ´ this word is usually used like this: the minutes. For example - we read throuhg the minutes of the last meeting.)
and
 - MINUTE /mainut/ but the meaning is : extremely small, tiny. E.g. the kitchen on the boat is minute.  Another meaning here with this same pronunciations is ´very detailed ´ - a minute inspection.

So, we can conclude that in the meaning connected with meetings you can use only the pronunciation - /minit/.

4 Nov 2009