English is one of the hardest languages in the world to learn so it’s no surprise that there are words that are commonly mispronounced. It’s a lot to remember.
According to Dictionary.com there are like 30 words that are most commonly mispronounced and they’ve given us a list of them. Now we can practice and embarrass ourselves a little less!
Here’s a couple of the mispronounced words. If you still don’t get it (It’s hard, ok?), head on over to Dictionary.com to listen to the audio pronunciation.
1. Espresso [e-spres-oh] (NOT EXpresso)
2. Croissant [krwah-sahn]
3. Hypebole [hahy-pur-buh-lee]
4. Mischievous [mis-chuh-vuh s]
5. Peony [pee-uh-nee]
6. Quinoa [keen-wah]
7. Sherbet [shur-bit]
8. Almond [ah-muh nd]
9. Coupon [koo-pon]
10. Worcestershire [woo s-ter-sheer]
Yeah. We’re a little confused too.
Well, now we know!