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How are you supposed to say/pronounce 'Soften'?

I'm from UK, and I've only ever heard it said 'sof un'. But watching youtube video's with my daughter on slime making, most people say it 'sof tun'.

Which got me thinking, you say the T in 'Softer' but never herd it said in 'soften'

Which is correct? Or is it just pronounced differently in America?

  • Best Answer

    Amer.  ˈsɔːfn  Brit.  ˈsɒf(ə)n

    Rain
    Lv 7 1 month ago 0 0
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  • Amer.  ˈsɔːfn  Brit.  ˈsɒf(ə)n

    Rain 1 month ago 0 0
  • I'm American, and I have never heard the T pronounced in "soften".

    Anonymous 2 months ago 2 1
  • The t is usually silent but in some dialects it is pronounced.

    Lôn 2 months ago 2 0
  • It's like "often"-- no t.

    Chi girl 2 months ago 2 2
  • It's 'sof-un'.

    Gert 2 months ago 4 1
  • Zirp 2 months ago 1 0
  • According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (of American English language), it should be pronounced "sȯ-fən".  The "t" is silent.

    JoeBama 2 months ago 5 0
  • Yes the 't' is silent in soften in the UK. Incidentally I have never heard anyone pronounce February correctly. I lapse also.

    Anonymous 2 months ago 2 0