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Pronunciation of Can

Pronunciation details of Can

How is Can pronounced?

International Phonetic Alphabet coded:

  • can = kæn (k/æ/n)

Hyphenation of Can

How is Can hyphenated?

  • British and American usage: Can (no hyphenation)

Tongue twisters with Can

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  • How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
  • I would if I could! But I can't, so I won't!
  • Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
  • Ken can ken that Ken's kin can ken Ken's kin's ken.
  • How much oil boil can a gum boil boil if a gum boil can boil oil?
  • Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager
    imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?
  • If a fella met a fella in a field of fitches
    Can a fella tell a fella where a fella itches?
  • If Kantie can tie a tie and untie a tie,
    why can't I tie a tie and untie a tie like Kantie can.
  • Kantai can tie a tie. If Kantai can tie a tie,
    why can't I tie a tie like Kantai can tie a tie.
  • Will you, William? Will you, William? Will you, William?
    Can't you, don't you, won't you, William?
  • How much caramel can a canny canonball cram in a camel if a canny canonball can cram caramel in a camel?
  • If you can't can any candy can,
    how many candy cans can a candy canner can
    if he can can candy cans ?
  • I can't believe that "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!" is actually a butter that I can't believe is not butter.
    ("I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!" is a butter substitute produced by Becel/Flora/Promise, a subsidiary of Unilever.)
  • How many cans can a canner can if a canner can can cans? A canner can can as many cans as a canner can if a canner can can cans.
  • Kanta is a masai girl. She can tie a tie and untie a tie. If Kanta can tie a tie and untie a tie, why can't I tie a tie and untie a tie?
  • How many cans can a cannibal nibble
    if a cannibal can nibble cans?
    As many cans as a cannibal can nibble
    if a cannibal can nibble cans.
  • You name it, we claim it. If we can't get it, we'll send you to get it. If we can't send you to get it, forgit it. Who's got it, if we don't got it?
    (from the 1960's)
  • A cunning young canner from Canning
    Once observed to his granny,
    "A canner can can
    a lot of things gran,
    But a canner can't can a can, can he?"
  • As I was in Arkansas I saw a saw that could out saw any saw I ever saw saw. If you happen to be in Arkansas and see a saw that can out saw the saw I saw saw I'd like to see the saw you saw saw.
  • How many berries could a bare berry carry,
    if a bare berry could carry berries?
    Well they can't carry berries
    (which could make you very wary)
    but a bare berry carried is more scary!
  • How much juice does a fruit juice producer produce when a fruit juice producer produces fruit juice? We can deduce a fruit juice produces as much juice as a fruit juice produce can seduce from the fruit that produces juice.

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See also pronunciation examples for ash can, Can Can, Can Man, Can-can, god can, Hai Can, I Can't, oil can, The Can, tin can, You Can, Beer Can, can.can., in a can, Love Can, Milk Can, So Can I, Soda Can, A Tin Can, All.I.Can, and Bride Can.

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