audio example by a male speaker
audio example by a female speaker
the above transcription of courage is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.
press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of courage
press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of courage
An example use of courage in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… you have the courage to be and if you …”
Courage is the ability to confront fear, pain, or uncertainty without being overwhelmed or giving up.
the word courage occurs in english on average 21.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.