How to Pronounce Hyppotamus? (CORRECTLY)

Hyppotamus is often mispronounced as “hippo-tay-mus” or “hippo-pot-a-mus.” However, the correct pronunciation is actually “hip-ah-pot-ah-mus.”

To break it down:

  • “Hip” – pronounced as in the word “hip”
  • “ah” – pronounced as in the sound “ah”
  • “pot” – pronounced as in the word “pot”
  • “ah” – pronounced as in the sound “ah”
  • “mus” – pronounced as in the word “mus” (rhyming with “bus”)

When saying the word hyppotamus, emphasize the “hip” and the “ah” sounds, and make sure to keep the “o” sound in “pot” and the “u” sound in “mus” short and crisp.

So the next time you encounter the word hyppotamus, remember to pronounce it as “hip-ah-pot-ah-mus” and impress others with your correct pronunciation.

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