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Whether it is a strange spelling or just something that is hard to pronounce, English is full of pitfalls, even for native speakers. These are 25 words you are probably saying wrong.

25

Gyro

Gyro

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: juh – eye – roh or gee – roh

Right: yee – roh

Definition: a sandwich made with slices of spiced meat cooked on a spit, served with salad in pita bread.

 

24

Niche

Niche

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: nitch

Right: neesh

Definition: a specialized but profitable corner of the market.

 

23

Affluent

Affluent

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Aff – lue (stress here) – ent

Right: Aff (stress here) – lue – ent

Definition: having a great deal of money; wealthy.

 

22

Candidate

Candidate

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Can – uh – date

Right: Can – da – date

Definition: a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election.

 

21

Kibosh

Kibosh

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Ki – bosh

Right: Key – bosh

Definition: put an end to; dispose of decisively.

20

Comptroller

Comptroller

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Comp – troll – ur

Right: Con – troll – ur

Definition: a controller (used in the title of some financial officers).

 

19

Sherbet

Sherbet

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Sure – burt

Right: Sure – bit

Definition: a frozen dessert made with fruit juice added to milk or cream, egg white, or gelatin.

 

18

Cache

Cache

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Catch

Right: Cash

Definition: a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.

 

17

Asterisk

Asterisk

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: As – tricks

Right: As – ter – isk

Definition: a symbol (*) used to mark printed or written text, typically as a reference to an annotation or to stand for omitted matter.

 

16

Prerogative

Prerogative

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Per – og – uh – tiv

Right: Pre – rog – uh – tiv

Definition: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.

15

Chipotle

Chipotle

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Chip – oat – lay

Right: Cheep – oat – lay

Definition: a smoked hot chili pepper used especially in Mexican cooking.

 

14

Electoral

Electoral

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: E – lek – tor (stress here) – uhl

Right: E – lek (stress here) – tor – uhl

Definition: of or relating to elections or electors.

 

13

Dr. Seuss

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Dok – tor Soos

Right: Dok – tor Soys

 

12

Aegis

Aegis

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Ay – gis

Right: Ee – giss

Definition: the protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization.

 

11

Chicanery

Chicanery

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Chick – can – urr – ree

Right: Shih – con – nur – ree

Definition: the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose.

10

Celtic

Celtic

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Sell – tick

Right: Kell – tick

Definition: of or relating to the Celts or their languages,

 

9

Espresso

Espresso

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Ex – press – so

Right: Es – press – so

Definition: strong black coffee made by forcing steam through ground coffee beans.

 

8

Prescription

Prescription

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Pur – scrip – shun

Right: Pre – scrip – shun

Definition: an instruction written by a medical practitioner that authorizes a patient to be provided a medicine or treatment.

 

7

Sudoko

Sudoko

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Suh – doe – coo

Right: Soo – doe – coo

Definition: a puzzle in which players insert the numbers one to nine into a grid

 

6

Lambaste

Lambaste

Source: reddit, Image: freestockphotos.biz

Wrong: Lamb – basst

Right: Lamb – baste

Definition: criticize (someone or something) harshly.

5

Açaí

Açaí

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Ak – kay

Right: Ah – sah – ee

Definition: a South American palm tree producing small edible blackish-purple berries.

 

4

Antarctic

Antarctic

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Ant – artic

Right: Ant – arctic

Definition: of or relating to the south polar region or Antarctica.

 

3

Perspire

Perspire

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Pre – spire

Right: Per – spire

Definition: give out sweat through the pores of the skin as the result of heat, physical exertion, or stress.

 

2

Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Weel – barrel

Right: Weel – barrow

Definition: a small cart with a single wheel

 

1

Heinous

Heinous

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Hay – nee – ous

Right: Hay – nous

Definition: utterly odious or wicked.

 

 

 

 

 

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25 Words You Are Probably Saying Wrong

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