Is “Real” One or Two Syllables?

  • Real is two syllables.
  • Why is real 2 syllables?
    • A syllable is the sound of a vowel that is created when pronouncing an A, E, I, O, U, or Y.
      • read the full definition of a syllable: here
    • Real divided into syllables: re-al
      • The "e" and the "a" each have a unique vowel sound.
    • Real pronounced: ree-al
    • The two vowel sounds are:
      • E sound that comes from "ree"
      • A sound that comes from "al"

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Fun Fact
Pennsylvania and Louisiana are the only states with 5 syllables.
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