How do native speakers read "did an"?

He did an embarrassed little dance.

The student did an excellent job leading his group for the school project.

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I have repeatedly listened to the sound example.

It sounds like "didn't" without the '’t'.

So its pronouncing symbol should be ['dɪdn].

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    Jul 7, 2018 at 23:44
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    @userr2684291, since one can answer his or her own question ... I just think this is the answer :) Jul 7, 2018 at 23:46
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    There should actually be very slightly more a in it than in 'didn't' without the 't'. It's subtle, but it's there. It's kind of half-way between didn & didan. the 2nd 'd' stays very soft, like didn't, but there's just a hint more 'a' behind it. Jul 8, 2018 at 7:30

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