¿Por qué los nativos oyen CAN’T cuando decimos CAN?

Con frecuencia los nativos no saben si decimos “I can do it” o “I can’t do it”. Esto se debe a que solemos decir “I can do it” de la misma forma que si dijeramos “Yes, I can”. Pero CAN se pronuncia de forma distinta en estas dos frases.

¿Cúal es la diferencia?

  • Entonación: Los nativos enfatizan CAN al decir “Yes, I can” y “I can’t do it”, pero no suelen enfatizar CAN al decir “I can do it”.
  • Pronunciación:
    • cuando se enfatiza CAN se pronuncia con la vocal /æ/,
    • pero cuando NO se enfatiza CAN se pronuncia con la vocal /ə/

22 thoughts on “¿Por qué los nativos oyen CAN’T cuando decimos CAN?

  1. Brilliant explanation ¡¡¡ I used to have common mistakes in the pronunciation with can and can’t ….but listening to this video make me feel more confident and secure while speaking thanks a lot ..

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  2. i like your explanation,
    i would like my teacher speak as you do
    i think i could understand much better
    so i am gonna practice can and can`t pronunciation.
    Thanks a lot for your help.

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  3. Very useful and very clear too thank you.
    They say spanish is more difficult to learn than english, is that so?
    just curious

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