Is it true that clothes is pronunced without the th sound??
Please, tell me about it!!
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I pronounce "clothes" exactly the same as "close", so no TH. This should be a standard and common pronunciation.

As for "depths"... aaaargh! I'll repeat that, in case you didn't get it: aaaaargh! Emotion: wink
hehe Emotion: big smile Thanks Kooyeen! 'Depths' was in my presentation for Boston and I was so scared about how I should have pronounced it; I asked my English teacher, she replied: "I think I've never said 'depths' in my whole life" Emotion: indifferent ... at the end I said it as you wrote, but I wasn't sure it was right...Emotion: wink
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Hey, people!!
thanks a lot for your answers!

So it is really true that th is not pronounced!!!!! But what about the native speakers's opinion? I'd like it know it...Emotion: thinking
So it is really true that th is not pronounced!!!!!
Yes. It's really, really, really true. Emotion: smile

shows, nose, clothes, rose, toes, Lowe's, foes, chose, Joe's, crows, grows, hose, doze, goes, close, froze

All end in the same sounds!

This kind of thing is not unusual in English.

colonel, kernel; Wednesday, Ben's day


(Native speaker - AmE)
What’s funny is close has two pronunciations and two meanings. I can be close to you and I can close the door. “I’m going to close the door if you get any closer.” In close the door the “s” has a “z” sound and in I am close to you the “s” has a typical “s” sound as in snake.
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My dictionary & in fact most lexicons tell me it may be pronounced as /clcZ/ or /clcðZ/. I mostly utter the easy or ‘lazy’ 1st version.
I pronounce "clothes" exactly as it is written. Sounds like "clo w ths". Whenever I hear it mispronounced "close" it gives the impression that the speaker is lazy, uneducated, or perhaps there are English dialects where it is correct (but none that I know of). Anyway, I recommend that you pronounce it as written.
Close - with "s" sound, when it's an adjective: She was close to me.
Close - with "z" sound, when it's a verb: Close the door, please.

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