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See 25 English Words You Are Pronouncing Wrongly

25 English words

1. Pronunciation

Although we pronounce the word, pronounce as /prə-nouns/, the correct way to pronounce the word pronunciation is /prə-nən-si-‘ei-shən/.
2. Says

This word is commonly mispronounced by people learning English as /saiz/, but the correct way to pronounce the word is /sez/.
3. Etcetera (etc)

Although many people pronounce the word as /ek-‘se-tra/, the correct pronunciation however is /et-‘se-tə-rə/ or /et-‘se-trə/ (this pronunciation is less common but it’s ok).
4. Often

Now many people pronounce this word with the t. That is not wrong, but a more preferable pronunciation is /ɒ-fən/.
5. Women

Nigerians alike have perfected the art of mispronouncing words. Now although we pronounce woman as /wu-mən/, the correct pronunciation for the word women, is infact /wi-min/.
6. Police

The correct pronunciation is /pə-‘lees/. shikenan
7. Vehicle

If you guessed /’vee-ə-kl/ then you are correct.
8. Genre

The correct pronunciation for this word is /’zhɒn-rə/.
9. Video

The important thing to note in this one is that the i and the e are pronounced as short i sounds. So it’s /’vi-di-o/. Tan queue, Shola.
10. Comment

Most speakers in Nigeria will pronounce this word as /kə-ment/ or /koment/, but the real pronunciation is /’kɒ-ment/. The secret is in realizing that the stress is in the first syllable. You can simply watch this 9 seconds video for the vocals. 
11. Suite

This word is pronounced, /’sweet/ and not /’soot/
12. Restaurant

This word is not pronounced, /’rest-orant/ as many Nigerian speakers will make us believe, as a matter of fact the correct pronunciation for this word is /’res-tə-rɒnt/. You might hear some British speakers pronouncing this word as /res-trɒnt/. This is also correct
13 Sewage

I hear a lot of Nigerians pronounce this word as /’sea-wage/. This is incorrect as the correct way to pronounce the word is /’soo-ij/.
14. Breakfast

/’brek-fəst/
15. Vegetable

The e after the g is silent, and so the pronunciation is /’vej-tə-bl/
16. Cucumber

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s not /’koo-koom-ba/. It is /’kyoo-kəm-bər/. Also make sure you pronounce the r
17. Lettuce

This vegetable is called /’letis/
Many word in the English language have silent letters or alphabets we don’t pronounce. Take for instance
18. Receipt

Here the p is silent, and so the pronunciation becomes /ri-‘seet/.
19. Debt

Here too the b is silent in this word, and so the pronunciation becomes /’det/.
20. Mortgage

This word that means a loan that a bank gives you to buy a house is actually pronounced /’mor-gij/ and you have to pronounce the R too. It’s not there for nothing.
21. Subtle

How will you say this word? It is /’sə-tl/ because the b is silent.
22. Singer

In this word, the g is silent and so our end pronunciation is /’siŋ-er/. Other words like younger and finger have the G present but not in singer… no, it’s not.
23. Plumber

The mistake that Nigerians make is pronouncing this word with the B in it and so replacing the R with an A. The correct pronunciation for this word is /’pləm-ər/.
In many words when you have the combination letters, m and b, the b is silent. Like comb or climb or even thumb and tomb
24. Bury

Apparently one of the words that Nigerians pronounce correctly is bury. It is pronounced /’beri/ as like berry. Forget those Nollywood actors.
25. Wednesday

This day of the week is pronounced without the first D. The pronunciation is /’wenz-deɪ/.

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