The /ʌ/ sound, known as the "open-mid back unrounded vowel," is a critical element in mastering American English pronunciation. This sound appears in many common words like "but," "fun," and "up." Perfecting the /ʌ/ sound will significantly improve your overall pronunciation and help you sound more like a native speaker.

This lesson will guide you through the steps to accurately pronounce the /ʌ/ sound, common mistakes to avoid, and special attention points to ensure you're on the right track.