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.
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.
Definition: a specialized but profitable corner of the market.
Wrong: Aff – lue (stress here) – ent
Right: Aff (stress here) – lue – ent
Definition: having a great deal of money; wealthy.
Wrong: Can – uh – date
Right: Can – da – date
Definition: a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election.
Wrong: Ki – bosh
Right: Key – bosh
Definition: put an end to; dispose of decisively.
Wrong: Comp – troll – ur
Right: Con – troll – ur
Definition: a controller (used in the title of some financial officers).
Wrong: Sure – burt
Right: Sure – bit
Definition: a frozen dessert made with fruit juice added to milk or cream, egg white, or gelatin.
Definition: a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.
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.
Wrong: Per – og – uh – tiv
Right: Pre – rog – uh – tiv
Definition: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.
Wrong: Chip – oat – lay
Right: Cheep – oat – lay
Definition: a smoked hot chili pepper used especially in Mexican cooking.
Wrong: E – lek – tor (stress here) – uhl
Right: E – lek (stress here) – tor – uhl
Definition: of or relating to elections or electors.
Wrong: Dok – tor Soos
Right: Dok – tor Soys
Wrong: Ay – gis
Right: Ee – giss
Definition: the protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization.
Wrong: Chick – can – urr – ree
Right: Shih – con – nur – ree
Definition: the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose.
Wrong: Sell – tick
Right: Kell – tick
Definition: of or relating to the Celts or their languages,
Wrong: Ex – press – so
Right: Es – press – so
Definition: strong black coffee made by forcing steam through ground coffee beans.
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.
Wrong: Suh – doe – coo
Right: Soo – doe – coo
Definition: a puzzle in which players insert the numbers one to nine into a grid
Wrong: Lamb – basst
Right: Lamb – baste
Definition: criticize (someone or something) harshly.
Wrong: Ak – kay
Right: Ah – sah – ee
Definition: a South American palm tree producing small edible blackish-purple berries.
Wrong: Ant – artic
Right: Ant – arctic
Definition: of or relating to the south polar region or Antarctica.
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.
Wrong: Weel – barrel
Right: Weel – barrow
Definition: a small cart with a single wheel
Wrong: Hay – nee – ous
Right: Hay – nous
Definition: utterly odious or wicked.