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.



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