English Vocabulary


dear all,

where can I find how to pronounce "to head for"

hi:d or hed?


  • Hi, I'm quite shure it's "hed" like in "go ahead".
  • Kexet is quite right. If you head for a place, you proceed or go in its direction. The verb to head comes from the upper part of the body where the decision to go to that place is supposed to have been made - why not!

    If you pronounce 'to head' as your own 'head', your proNUNciation - dropping the 'o' of the verb - will be correct.
    Have a sunny spring, Fugendichter.
  • Maybe to "head" stems from the fact that if we go in a certain direction we go forward and the "head" is at the front of the body, in case of all quadropeds, and even bipeds like birds, the head is located at the front the body. Humans are the only exception with an almost perfect upright posture. But, all the more, "head" is usually associated with the front, even in other terms like "to spearhead".

    But you can of course go backwards, in case we should say "to butt for" or "to bum for".
  • Thankyou all for your nice comments with these lots of additional information!

    Happy Easter, Happy Spring!
  • hello eavry body ...nice to meet u !
  • Nice to meet you too, Mahmut!
    happy week-end!
  • j 'aime , very happy to meet you, I will be back tomorow. ByeBye. Danielle
  • Yes , I just told you I will be back toomorow! ByeBye. Danielle
  • <a href="http://www.wordreference.com/enfr/head">http://www.wordreference.com/enfr/head</a>

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