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Pronunciation of So: Learn how to pronounce So in English correctly

Learn how to say So correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word so:

1 [as submodifier] to such a great extent:
the words tumbled out so fast that I could barely hear them
don’t look so worried
I’m not so foolish as to say that
extremely; very much (used for emphasis):
she looked so pretty
I do love it so
informal used to emphasize a clause or negative statement:
that’s so not fair
you are so going to regret this
informal used with a gesture to indicate size:
the bird was about so long
2 [as submodifier, with negative] to the same extent (used in comparisons):
he isn’t so bad as you’d think
help without which he would not have done so well
3referring back to something previously mentioned:
that is the case:
‘Has somebody called an ambulance?’ ‘I believe so’
if she notices, she never says so
the truth:
I hear that you’re a writer—is that so?
similarly; and also:
times have changed and so have I
expressing agreement:
‘There’s another one.’ ‘So there is.’
Irish used for emphasis in a formula added at the end of a statement:
your old man was the salt of the earth, so he was
informal used to emphatically contradict a negative statement:
it is so!
4in the way described or demonstrated; thus:
hold your arms so
so it was that he was still a bachelor
1and for this reason; therefore:
it was still painful so I went to see a specialist
you know I’m telling the truth, so don’t interrupt
(so that) with the result that:
it was overgrown with brambles, so that I had difficulty making any progress
2 (so that) with the aim that; in order that:
they whisper to each other so that no one else can hear
3and then; as the next step:
and so to the final
4introducing a question:
so, what did you do today?
introducing a question following on from what was said previously:
so what did he do about it?
(also so what?) informal why should that be considered significant?:
‘He came into the shop this morning.’ ‘So?’
so what if he failed?
5introducing a statement which is followed by a defensive comment:
so I’m a policeman—what’s wrong with that?
6introducing a concluding statement:
so that’s that
7in the same way; correspondingly:
just as bad money drives out good, so does bad art drive out the good
and so on (or forth)
and similar things; et cetera:
these savouries include cheeses, cold meats, and so on
just so much
chiefly derogatory emphasizing a large amount of something:
it’s just so much ideological cant
not so much —— as ——
not —— but rather ——:
the novel was not so much unfinished as unfinishable
only so much
a limited amount:
there is only so much you can do to protect yourself
or so
see or1.
so as to do something
in order to do something:
she had put her hair up so as to look older
so be it
an expression of acceptance or resignation.
so far
see far.
so far so good
see far.
so long
1 informal goodbye till we meet again.
2South African in the meanwhile.
[translation of Afrikaans solank]
so long as
see long1.
so many (or much)
indicating a particular but unspecified quantity:
so many hours at such-and-such a speed
so much as
[with negative] even:
he sat down without so much as a word to anyone
so much for
1indicating that one has finished talking about something:
So much for the melodic line. We now turn our attention to the accompaniment
2suggesting that something has not been successful or useful:
so much for that idea!
so much so that
to such an extent that:
I was fascinated by the company, so much so that I wrote a book about it
so to speak (or say)
used to highlight the fact that one is describing something in an unusual or metaphorical way:
delving into the body’s secrets, I looked death in the face, so to speak
Old English swā, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zo and German so