25 Words You Are Probably Saying Wrong

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

GyroSource: 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

NicheSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: nitch

Right: neesh

Definition: a specialized but profitable corner of the market.

23

Affluent

AffluentSource: 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

CandidateSource: 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

KiboshSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Ki – bosh

Right: Key – bosh

Definition: put an end to; dispose of decisively.

20

Comptroller

ComptrollerSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Comp – troll – ur

Right: Con – troll – ur

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

19

Sherbet

SherbetSource: 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

CacheSource: 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

AsteriskSource: 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

PrerogativeSource: 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

ChipotleSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Chip – oat – lay

Right: Cheep – oat – lay

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

14

Electoral

ElectoralSource: 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

Dr. SeussSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Dok – tor Soos

Right: Dok – tor Soys

12

Aegis

AegisSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Ay – gis

Right: Ee – giss

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

11

Chicanery

ChicanerySource: 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

CelticSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Sell – tick

Right: Kell – tick

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

9

Espresso

EspressoSource: 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

PrescriptionSource: 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

SudokoSource: 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

LambasteSource: reddit, Image: freestockphotos.biz

Wrong: Lamb – basst

Right: Lamb – baste

Definition: criticize (someone or something) harshly.

5

Açaí

AçaíSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Ak – kay

Right: Ah – sah – ee

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

4

Antarctic

AntarcticSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Ant – artic

Right: Ant – arctic

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

3

Perspire

PerspireSource: 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

WheelbarrowSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Weel – barrel

Right: Weel – barrow

Definition: a small cart with a single wheel

1

Heinous

HeinousSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Wrong: Hay – nee – ous

Right: Hay – nous

Definition: utterly odious or wicked.



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