Can you always distinguish "can" and "can't"?

In American English , their pronounciations are almost exactly same.


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Most Helpful Guy

  • Some people fail to pronounce the "t" in "can't" so it sounds the same, but with most people it's easy to distinguish.

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What Girls Said 5

  • You need to clean out your ears or something because there is a distinct difference between the two.

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  • Yeah I can. But some people just need to enunciate way more.

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  • Yes. It's simple because one is pronounced with a "T".

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  • yes I can :)

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  • Yes, I usually can.

    When my baby say it it sounds the same.
    I always emphasize the T sound to him.

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What Guys Said 6

  • Yes. I think it's just a matter of getting used to it. Also, in most cases the context gives you clues to whether the other person used a negation or not.

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  • then say "cannot"

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  • All about the context.

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  • I can, but then again I was born and raised speaking American English . :-P

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  • To me Americans say ken and kent

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  • Maybe u have hearing problems?

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