I wonder how an American pronounces…
We write: chocolate
We say: /ˈt͡ʃɔ-klɪt/
The written word has 3 syllables: cho-co-late.
But in natural speech, we say it as 2 syllables.
We stress the first syllable: /ˈt͡ʃɔ-/
The second syllable is reduced: /-klɪt/
Can you hear which written vowel is not pronounced? /ˈt͡ʃɔ-klɪt/
The pictures above are:
1. a piece of chocolate cake
2. a chocolate cupcake
3. a cup of hot chocolate
4. a vanilla ice cream cone with chocolate sprinkles