9 commonly mispronounced English words



English can be so weird.

Why are there so many words that look completely different than they sound?

English pronunciation can be so complicated that even native speakers go their whole lives mispronouncing certain words.

There are probably at least a few that you have been saying incorrectly without knowing it. Well, not anymore!

We will teach you 9 of the most often mispronounced words in English and also mention their correct pronunciations to help you improve.

1. Pronunciation

How it is mistakenly pronounced: “Pro-nun-say-shun”

How it is actually pronounced: “Pro-nun-see-ay-shun”

2. Wednesday

How it is mistakenly pronounced: “Wed-nez-day”

How it is actually pronounced: “Wenz-day”

3. Stomach

How it is mistakenly pronounced: “Stoh-mahk” or “Stoh-match”

How it is actually pronounced: “Stum-ick”

4. Meme

How it is mistakenly pronounced: “Mehm” or “Mee-mee”

How it is actually pronounced: “Meem”

5. Almond

How it is mistakenly pronounced:Aal-mond”

How it is actually pronounced:Aah-mund”

6. Tomb

How it is mistakenly pronounced: “Toom-buh”

How it is actually pronounced: “Toom”

7. Receipt

How it is mistakenly pronounced: “Re-cept”

How it is actually pronounced:Re-ceet”

8. Determine

How it is mistakenly pronounced:Deter-mine”

How it is actually pronounced:Deter-min”

9. Technology

How it is mistakenly pronounced:Tek-no-LAW-jee”

How it is actually pronounced:Tek-NO-luh-jee”


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