Common English Words That You Are Pronouncing Wrong!

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The way we pronounce the words may vary from a person to person and from one region to another. It is the twisting and turning of your tongue that makes a sound for each word spoken out. However, there is a certain rule to be followed when it comes to the pronunciation of a particular word.

English words are the most mispronounced ones, as there are variants between the Indian English, UK English, US English, etc. Unknowingly, you may be pronouncing a particular word wrong, and the irony may be that the person correcting it may also be wrong.

Hence, it becomes a very funny situation in these instances where we all tend to pronounce some common English words differently. In this article, we have mentioned some correct pronunciations for some common English words. You will be surprised to know that you have been pronouncing them wrong throughout your life. Now, is the time to correct your pronunciation.

Read on the article to find out the common mispronounced English words.

Breakfast
A common word and the commonest mispronounced one. The right pronunciation for this word is "brek-fust" and not "bray-k-faast".

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Anyway
Most people add an extra "S" to it, but the correct way to pronounce it is "anyway" only.

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Accessory
Put more pressure on the first C and say, "ak-sess-or-y" rather than "ass-ess-or-y".

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Mischievous
The wrong way of pronouncing it is "mis-cheev-EE-us" and the right way to pronounce it is "mis-CHIV-us".

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Espresso
Yes, the right way to pronounce this word is "espresso" and the wrong way to pronounce it is "expresso".

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Clothes
The correct way of pronouncing it is "klothz" and not "kloz".

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February
You must pronounce it as "feb-roo-ar-y" and not as "feb-u-ar-y".

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Dessert
It must be pronounced as "dizz-urt" and not "dez-ert". You can pronounce "dez-ert" only for the desert.

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Pizza
Pizza is wrongly pronounced as "piz-za" but the right way to pronounce it is "pit-za".

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Poem
It must be pronounced as "poe-um" and not "poy-em".

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Bowl
The right pronunciation for this word is "bohl" and not "ba-ohl".

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Story first published: Thursday, January 7, 2016, 8:30 [IST]
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