How to pronounce configure
Many of the IT professionals who I coach pronounce the word configure in a way that’s difficult for native speakers of American English to understand.
Follow these three steps to pronounce the word CONFIGURE clearly and correctly.
CON FI GURE (3 syllables)
STEP 1. Emphasize the second syllable. Stress FIG to make it stand out.
See it here
- cən FIG gyer
STEP 2. Reduce the sound of the first O.
STEP 3. The last syllable sounds like gyer.
Here’s a sentence
- The architect will cənFIGgyer the database.
Listen to me pronounce the sentence with cənFIGgyer
Follow these three steps and you’ll say the word CONFIGURE in a way that Americans understand.
I can show you how
If you’re an IT professional who need to speak clear, professional American English, take a free trial lesson at the link below.
My training programs show you how speak American English in a way that your colleagues will respect and understand!
About the author
Susan Ryan is an accent reduction coach. Contact her with your questions about clear American speech.