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23 words you have probably been pronouncing wrongly!

By: Eniola Bello April 13, 2018
Pronunciation

It’s hard having another country’s language as your lingua franca and most times your mother tongue might get in the way. If you have been pronouncing ten of these words correctly, you are a genius!

1. Prescription

Doing it wrong: “Pur – scrip – shun”
Doing it right: “Pre – scrip – shun”.

2. Sherbet

Doing it wrong: “Sure – burt”
Doing it right: “Sure – bit”

3. Sudoku

Doing it wrong: “Suh – doe – coo”
Doing it right: “Soo – doe – coo”

4. Comptroller

Doing it wrong: “Comp – troll – ur”
Doing it right: “Con – troll – ur”

5. Espresso

Doing it wrong: “Ex – press – so”
Doing it right: “Es – press – so”

6. Gyro

Doing it wrong: “Gee – roh”/ “Hee – roh” / “Juh – eye – roh”
Doing it right: “Yee – roh”

7. Kibosh

Doing it wrong: “Ki – bosh”
Doing it right: “Key – bosh”

8. Lambaste

Doing it wrong: “Lamb – basst”
Doing it right: “Lamb – baste”

9. Celtic

Doing it wrong: “Sell – tick”
Doing it right: “Kell – tick”

10. Candidate

Doing it wrong: “Can – uh – date”
Doing it right: “Can – da – date” / “Can – da – ditt”

11. Açaí

Doing it wrong: There are literally millions of ways to say this incorrectly.
Doing it right: “Ah – sah – ee”

12. Cache

Doing it wrong: “Cash – ay”
Doing it right: “Cash”

13. Niche

Doing it wrong: “Nitch”
Doing it right: “Neesh”

14. Chicanery

Doing it wrong: “Chick – can – urr – ree” / “Shih – khan – urr – ree”
Doing it right: “Shih – con – nur – ree”

15. Asterisk

Doing it wrong: “Ass – tricks” / “Ass – ter – ricks”
Doing it right: “Ass – ter – isk”

16. Aegis

Doing it wrong: “Ay – giss”
Doing it right: “Ee – gis”

17. Prerogative

Doing it wrong: “Per – og – uh – tivv”
Doing it right: “Pre – rog – uh – tivv”

18. Hermès

Doing it wrong: “Herr – meez”
Doing it right: “Air – mezz”

19. Chipotle

Doing it wrong: “Chip – oat -lay
Doing it right: “Cheep – oat – lay”

20. Electoral

Doing it wrong: “E – lek – tor – uhl”
Doing it right: “ E – lek – tor – uhl”

21. Primer

Doing it wrong: “Pry – murr”
Doing it right: “Prim – murr”

22. Spurious

Doing it wrong: “Spur – ree – us”
Doing it right: “Spure – ee – us”

23. Affluent

Doing it wrong, kind of: “Aff – loo – int”
Doing it right: “Aff – loo – int”



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