10 Commonly Mispronounced words in English


English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It is easy to learn and flexible. In spite of that, there are many words that are mispronounced by many people. This may be because of the fact that English is not their native language and they have their own regional accent. These 30 words are always mispronounced in my opinion

1 Almond: This dry fruit is pronounced as Ah-mund, (pronunciation of u as in sun). L is silent. You should not pronounce it as Aal-mund.

2 Bury: It is pronounced as Be-ri, the same as a berry. And not Beu-ri or Burr-ri.


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3 Dengue: This disease is pronounced as Den-gee (pronunciation of ‘gee’ as in cheese). You should not pronounce it as Den-goo.

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4 Dessert: It is pronounced as dizz-urt, (pronunciation of u as in sun). And not as des-ert which is a barren land.

5 Schedule: According to US English, sked-jule is the correct pronunciation for this word. According to British English, shed-yool is the correct pronunciation.


6 Police: The correct pronunciation is Puh-leece. It is often mispronounced as Poo-leece.

7 Develop: The correct pronunciation is D+vay+lupp, and not as Day+vay+lupp.


8 Pizza: The correct pronunciation is peet-zuh, (peet pronounced as in wheat). And not Pi-za.

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9 Monk: It should be pronounced as muhngk as in drunk. It is often mispronounced as mawnk (mon as in Montreal).

10 Porsche: The correct pronunciation is Por-shuh. It is often mispronounced as porsh.


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