Pronunciation of это and эта


Are "это" and "эта" pronounced differently or do they sound exactly the same? I don’t hear any difference at all, but maybe native speakers do. Can anyone help me please?

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kasi_kuhn | 0 points - over 2 years ago

You may only hear people saying это with o in some villages maybe or in Ukraine (under the influence of Ukranian).

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agustin | 0 points - over 2 years ago

The main rule is to pronounce the letter "о" like "о", when it is under a stress only, and like "а" - without stress. So in this case there is no difference in the pronunciation (because o is unstressed)


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agustin | 0 points - over 2 years ago

There is no difference in pronunciation.

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